The world as seen through the clarifying lens of the 9th Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1875-1889).
Monday, 15 September 2008
29. The Royal Mint and Mr Darlington's rock drill
Today I find myself wondering : Did the proximity of the articles MINING and MINT, in the 16th volume of the ninth edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica, ever inspire in some hubristic, would-be Moriarty, dreams of what would surely be remembered as the most audacious criminal enterprise in history?