Cen­tury of sp­speed

BBC History Magazine - - Letters -

She hoped that by con­vert­ing Jane she might save her lit­tle cousin from ex­e­cu­tion. The fail­ure cast a dark men­tal shadow over the re­main­der of Mary’s life. Mark Boyle, Ren­frew­shire Thank you for Richard J Evans’ won­der­ful ar­ti­cle about the 19th cen­tury ( Europpe’s Cen­tury of Peace and Progress, OOc­to­ber). I whole­heart­edly agree with his as­sess­ment that the cen­tury iss of­ten over­looked. In ad­di­tion to the manym in­sights he pro­vided, I wouldd add the rad­i­cal changes in speeed. Be­fore then, the horse was thee fastest way to com­mu­nic­cate and travel, and had beeen for mil­len­nia. The te­leg­graph and, later, the teleep­hone made

Jack Lon­don, “the great chron­i­cler of the Yukon”, was re­port­edly pic­tured (cir­cled be­low) in our fea­ture on the Klondike gold rush

The ‘Streatham Por­trait’ of Lady Jane Grey

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