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John Kemble’s Gibraltar Journal: The Spanish Expedition of by E. Nye

By E. Nye

The summer time of 1830 stirred progressive wishes in younger hearts throughout Europe. greater than a new release of struggle and political instability had didn't hose down the fervor nonetheless felt from the French Revolution. In England the Cambridge Apostles took up the reason for the Spanish émigrés so movingly noticeable in London the place they'd sought shelter from the tyranny of Ferdinand VII and his suppression of constitutional rights. The Spanish day trip of the Cambridge Apostles has constantly captured our imaginations. Its mix of idealism and bold, of idea and perform, of concept and effort, turns out completely to satisfy the foundations the Apostles steadfastly espoused, a mix of religion and works. The episodes comprised in such a lot bills of the excursion are symbolic and jam-packed with intrigue: mystery conferences, assumed names, hidden messages, contraband, slim escapes from the gurus, treachery, and eventually a bloody execution at the seashore at Málaga. a bunch of newly-discovered files now permit us to re-evaluate probably the most fascinating occasions in British highbrow history.

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