The young aristocrats who, inspired by the ideas of the French Revolution, attempted a revolt in 1825 - sometimes seen as the idealistic forerunner of the Russian Revolution of 1917 - are described in 'The Duel' chapter of RUSSKA.




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RHUBARB - During the three centuries before the nineteenth, China had become so cut off from Europe that senior mandarins were quite unsure where Britain was. They’d even been told that the western barbarians needed to import herbal rhubarb from China (a medicine), and that they would die if they couldn’t get it.

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