John-Paul Flintoff: "An age of unparalleled irreverence and wit"

John-Paul Flintoff


"An age of unparalleled irreverence and wit"

“The 18th century was when ‘being modern’ was invented. No longer did anybody take anything for granted,” says Professor John Mullan, of UCL. “I wouldn’t want to live then – too smelly, no analgesics – but their literature was better than anything we can imagine.”

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