Rousseau in Staffordshire


Chris Bertram has just blogged about our little disagreement about just which county Jean-Jacques Rousseau was living in in 1766-7 during his time in England. Is it Derbyshire? Or Staffordshire? Radio 3 agrees with me that it’s Staffordshire, and I’m sure we’ll both be listening to “Rousseau in Staffordshire” (a worthy sequel to “Wittgenstein in Connemara”) when it’s broadcast on Sunday night.

All I’ll do here is post a chunk of the OS map of the area — on the Staffordshire side of the Dove — just because I can. (Apologies for the large image. I think it’s worth it.)

And here’s the obligatory copyright notice: Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland. Thanks.

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