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Max Adams
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Max Adams' The Firebringers: Art, Science and the Struggle for Liberty in 19th-Century Britain interweaves Martin's remarkable story with those of his brothers and contemporaries

Max Adams' The Firebringers: Art, Science and the Struggle for Liberty in 19th-Century Britain interweaves Martin's remarkable story with those of his brothers and contemporaries. On 1 February 1829, Jonathan hid himself in York Minster after it had been locked up for the night, draped himself in velvet curtains torn down from the archbishop's throne, set light to two piles of prayer books and then.

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Max Adams presents the story of four maverick brothers, and a thrillingly ambitious portrait of Britain in an era of technological and political revolution.

Adams, M. 2009 The Firebringers: Art, Science and the Struggle for Liberty in 19 th Century Britain. The Responsibilities of Archaeologists. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports International Series 98. oogle Scholar. Aitchison, K. 2007 Ethical Issues in European Professional Archaeology, Public Archaeology 6(2): 116–23. and Thorpe, R. 2003 Encountering the Ancestors: Some Reflections on Archaeology in the Middle East.

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The Firebringers Art, Science and the Struggle for Liberty in 19th Century Britain. His narrative centres on a generation of inventors, artists and radical intellectuals (including the chemist Humphry Davy, the engineer George Stephenson, the social reformer Robert Owen and the poet Shelley) who were seeking to liberate humanity from the tyranny of material discomfort and political oppression.

art, science, and the struggle for liberty in nineteenth-century Britain. Published 2009 by Quercus in London. Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-316).

Shelley was the champion of liberty. He voiced socialist aspirations and the interests of workers. A revolutionary idealist, he wrote of man's liberation in the lyrical allegory Prometheus Unbound (1820).

The richly varied lives of the Martin brothers reflected the many upheavals of Britain in the age of Industrial Revolution. Low-born and largely unschooled, they were part of a new generation of artists, scientists and inventors who witnessed the creation of the modern world. William, the eldest, was a cussedly eccentric inventor who couldn't look at a piece of machinery without thinking about how to improve it; Richard, a courageous and tantalisingly elusive soldier, fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo; Jonathan, a hellfire preacher tormented by madness and touched with a visionary genius reminiscent of William Blake, almost burned down York Minster in 1829; while John, the youngest Martin, single-handedly invented, mastered and exhausted an entire genre of painting, the apocalyptic sublime, while playing host to the foremost writers, scientists and thinkers of his day. In The Firebringers Max Adams interweaves the fascinating story of this maverick family with a magisterial and multi-faceted account of the industrial, political and artistic ferment of early 19th-century Britain. His narrative centres on a generation of inventors, artists and radical intellectuals (including the chemist Humphry Davy, the engineer George Stephenson, the social reformer Robert Owen and the poet Shelley) who were seeking to liberate humanity from the tyranny of material discomfort and political oppression. For Adams, the shared inspiration that binds this generation together is the cult of Prometheus, the titan of ancient Greek mythology who stole fire from Zeus to give to mortal man, and who became a potent symbol of political and personal liberation from the mid-18th century onwards. Whether writing about Davy's invention of the miner's safely lamp, the scandalous private life of the Prince Regent, the death of Shelley or J.M.W. Turner's use of colour, Adams's narrative is pacy, characterful, and rich in anecdote, quotation and memorable character sketch. Like John Martin himself, he has created a sprawling and brightly coloured canvas on an epic scale.