As a British diplomat at the court of the Kingdom of Naples, Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) had an ideal location to study the volcanoes of the region. Several times he climbed Mount Vesuvius and witnessed the violent and dangerous outbreaks of the time. To capture his observations of
Many people associate Switzerland with William Tell, the country’s national hero. The world-famous legend, which was first documented in the 16th century, enjoyed particular popularity in the 19th century.