History, without the boring bits…

Books_BWThe research is done, I’ve read my books, the useful bits anyway: I won’t have time to explain the importance of the new banking system or the repeal of the Calico Act, which I suspect will be a relief to all. That’s kind of the point anyway: this is a storytelling evening, not a lecture: people come to hear about jealousy, love, exploding steam engines and people being fed to alligators, not long rambling essays and dates.

Unfortunately people who write history books don’t seem to think this way, so I’ve been digging through acres of paper. I think the current ratio is about fifteen laws and two chapters on banking for one Alligator…

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