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The Great Exhibition of 1851 was the world's first global trade fair. Attendees included Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, and Karl Marx. But beyond the pomp and ceremony, there were fears of a violent insurrection. Critics implored the Queen to cancel the event. In this episode, I explore the exhibition's founders, critics, highlights, and enduring legacy. Coming Sunday 26 September.
Music licensed under Creative Commons 3.0. Handel - Zadok the Priest 2 June 2013 archive.org St Matthew's Concert Choir; Damien Giromella, director
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