This section looks at some of the ways in which rights and freedoms were challenged, opposed and won during the Age of Revolution, from the campaign against the brutalities of transatlantic slavery and its eventual abolition, to demonstrations and demands for better working conditions, religious and political rights and representation for ordinary people. It explores the impact of some of the extraordinary events and changes of the period on society, and the waves of artists, musicians and authors who reflected the upheavals in their work in one way or another, many of whom remain household names today – Beethoven, Mozart, Turner, Constable, Mary Shelley, Jane Austen, William Wordsworth and Robbie Burns to name a few.