The annual price hike from energy companies has just been announced to widespread outrage. James Eatwell and Michael Cass return to the golden age of British energy and chart the rise and subsequent fall of our domestic coal industry.
Such conditions worried the early Victorian state immensely. Emerging social research confirmed that the environment as well as the physical and moral habits of a locality’s inhabitants stimulated disease and ensured its spread. The belief proliferated that sexual debauchery was at once a product of material squalor and a causal factor in the decline of Continue Reading