The story of how Mary Shelley dreamed up Frankenstein is famous. Less well-known, however, is the reading material that inspired her to write.
New research is uncovering medieval legends about the undead in Britain.
The singer had Romantic notions in common with the poet – as well as with William Blake, Mary Shelley, and John Keats.
This extraordinary individual defied the constraints of her time and gave a remarkable and farseeing account of computation.
When word reached the Scottish writer of Napoleon's famous defeat, he promptly travelled to the continent to bear witness to the carnage first-hand