Searching For Heroes

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20050128

Lord Byron created Manfred when Europe was poised between the night of the Napoleonic wars and the dawn of the Age of Revolution - a time that bred charismatic national heroes.

With a little help from Thomas Carlyle and William Wallace, Richard Foster looks at the resurrection of hero-worship in the 19th century.

*20050128

Lord Byron created Manfred when Europe was poised between the night of the Napoleonic wars and the dawn of the Age of Revolution - a time that bred charismatic national heroes.

With a little help from Thomas Carlyle and William Wallace, Richard Foster looks at the resurrection of hero-worship in the 19th century.