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.