Knightsbridge and Kensington
Posted by Caroline on August 07, 1998 at 17:46:54:
In response to This is great, Captain, written by ElaineL on August 05, 1998 at 17:18:33
] Also, to really show my ignorance of England, are Knightsbridge and Kennsington names of sections of the city?
I've used the modern spelling in the title. Knightsbridge and Kensington are in what is known as the "West End" of London, and were growth areas at the time of Jane Austen.They were, and are, fairly grand addressess. If you need orientation, the Knightsbridge area includes Harrods Department Store, plus many very swanky shops, antiquey archades and the like. Kensinston is the bit around Kensingtion Gardens and the big museums - The Victoria and Albert, The National History Museum, The Science Museum etc.
There was a fear that if the soldiers were too concentrated and too isolated, they might become disassociated from the public, and a tool of authority. This might, so the opponents argue, allow the government to establish a "bayonet dictatorship."
A perpetual fear of a standing army is a trait of British Politics right up until the twentieth century.Private Armies were not tolerated at all, and State Armies were considered a danger if the country was not actually at war.
- A little bit of info Lesley 01:15:27 8/08/98 (0)
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