Explore the Chartist movement in Episode 3 of our podcast
The Chartist movement of the 1830s and 1840s was the first mass movement driven by Britain’s working classes. But how and why did the movement arise? What was society really like for working people at the time? And what were the lasting impacts and implications of the Chartists’ struggle?
Explore this fascinating area of our history in the latest episode of A People’s History, with John McDonnell and three expert historians: Emma Griffin, Katrina Navickas and Rob Sewell.
A People’s History lets you join John McDonnell, expert historians and activists to analyse and debate the key working class struggles of the last thousand years of UK history. We’ll be exploring topics from from the English Civil War to the election of the Attlee government in 1945, and the first episode, on the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 and the people’s revolts of the 15th and 16th centuries, is already online.
Have a listen on Spotify below, or other platforms here.
With thanks to the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation for supporting this project.
Claim Kensington’s Future
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