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On October 18, 1834, the old Palace of Westminister was accidentally set ablaze by the burning of a stockpile of tally sticks (wood) in a stove designed for coal. The fire happened to be rather fortuitous as the palace had been in dire need of…

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An engraving of an English asylum in the 1800s. In the engraving, the asylum and the back of the asylum can be seen.

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The map shows the city layout of Edinburgh and emphasizes the difference between Old Town and New Town. "The medieval pattern of narrow closes and wynds on the Old Town contrasts with the broad, elegant squares and circuses of the classically…

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Architecture during this time period was really inspired by enlightenment by pushing designs that go against the conventional means of thinking.
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