A. N. Wilson – In the 18th century, James…

In the 18th century, James Hargreaves invented the Spinning Jenny, and Richard Arkwright pioneered the…


“In the 18th century, James Hargreaves invented the Spinning Jenny, and Richard Arkwright pioneered the water-propelled spinning frame which led to the mass production of cotton. This was truly revolutionary. The cotton manufacturers created a whole new class of people – the urban proletariat. The structure of society itself would never be the same.”
-A. N. Wilson

A. N. Wilson – In the past, I used…

In the past, I used to counter any such notions by asking myself: ‘Would you…


“In the past, I used to counter any such notions by asking myself: ‘Would you really want President Hattersley?’ I now find that possibility rather cheers me up. With his chubby, Dickensian features and his knowledge of T.H. Green and other harmless leftish political classics, Hattersley might not be such a bad thing after all.”
-A. N. Wilson

A. N. Wilson – It is eerie being all…

It is eerie being all but alone in Westminster Abbey. Without the tourists, there are…


“It is eerie being all but alone in Westminster Abbey. Without the tourists, there are only the dead, many of them kings and queens. They speak powerfully and put my thoughts into vivid perspective.”
-A. N. Wilson