The history man
Sorry - couldn't resist this story. Some of us lead much more boring lives.
A weblog for students of the Birkbeck, University of London, course 'Europe 1700-1914: A Continent Transformed' created by Dr Anne Stott.
This post and the subsequent ones are indebted to two text-books in particular: Robert Gildea, Barricades and Borders: Europe 1800-1914, 3rd edn. (Oxford University Press, 2003) and Michael Rapport, Nineteenth-Century Europe (Palgrave, 2005).
In my post on Darwin, I have tried to indicate the culture war between religion and science that was deliberately inflamed by 'Darwin's bulldog', T. H. Huxley. Darwin's burial in Westminster Abbey might indicate that the story is more complex than a simple dichotomy between science (good) and religion (bad).