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Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and writer based in Leeds, UK.

Aristocratic Violence; or, The Peer who Punched Reynolds | Stephen Basdeo

As Reynolds approached the Prime Minister to ask permission, Lord Harrowby jumped upon him in a rage — here was a lord attempting to silence the representative of the people!

Napoleon (1838) | Victor Hugo

The following poem, celebrating the life and deeds of Napoleon, was first written by Victor Hugo in the 1830s. It was later translated for the Monthly Magazine, probably by G.W.M. Reynolds, who had previously translated several of Hugo’s works.