Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History

Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History

Language: English

Pages: 224

ISBN: 0745334091

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A truly radical response to conservative heritage tours and banal day trips, Rebel Footprints brings to life the history of social movements in England’s capital. David Rosenberg transports readers from well-known landmarks to history-making hidden corners, while telling the story of protest and struggle in London from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.
            From the suffragettes to the socialists, from the chartists to the trade unionists: Rosenberg invites us to step into the footprints of a diverse cast of dedicated fighters for social justice. Individual chapters highlight particular struggles and their participants, from famous faces to lesser-known luminaries. Rosenberg sets London’s radical campaigners against the backdrop of the city’s multi-faceted development. Self-directed walks pair with narratives that seamlessly blend history, politics, and geography, while specially commissioned maps and illustrations immerse the reader in the story of the city.
            Whether you’re visiting London for the first time, or born and raised there, Rosenberg invites you to see London as you never have before—the radical center of the English-speaking world.

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And without an atmosphere of press assassination: ‘Everything has been done to raise a prejudice against me, and the press ... have done all in their power to smother me with ridicule.’ He was transported to Tasmania, but pardoned three years later. However, he chose to stay in Tasmania, where his wife had joined him. He worked as a tailor and campaigned for workers’ rights and democracy there until his death in Hobart in 1870. The revolutionary upheavals on the Continent brought several 35.

Street then right into Back Hill. This street was at the heart of the immigrant colony in Clerkenwell known as Little Italy. Italian immigrants in this district worked mainly as knife grinders, lacemakers, street musicians, street food sellers and mosaic and terrazzo craft workers. Turn left into Clerkenwell Road 6. Clerkenwell Road St Peter’s Italian Church was built in 1863. It became a major focus for London’s Italian community, functioning also as a labour exchange after Sunday mass. An.

Early 1900s. 02-02-15.indd 80 02/02/2015 10:39 4 coming in from t h e c o l d Immigrant Agitators and Radicals in Spitalfields In September 1889, as the docks lay idle, the local newspapers claimed that the whole East End was ‘infected with Strike Fever’: ‘... [C]oal men; match girls; parcels postmen; car men ... employees in jam, biscuit, rope, iron, screw, clothing and railway works have found some grievance, real and imaginary, and have [come] out on strike.’1 There was nothing.

Did organise, uniting where possible with Catholic and Lutheran German bakers working nearer the Thames. When negotiations failed in the 1894 dispute, their fledgling union rented part of 52 Brushfield Street (alongside Spitalfields Market) as a workers’ cooperative bakery. The night before the opening, immigrant cap-makers, cabinet-makers, tailors, and shoemakers convened a rally at Christchurch Hall, Hanbury Street urging workers’ families to support the co-op.12 The Westminster Gazette.

By Polonius in Hamlet, reincarnated as a humanist statement: ‘To thine own self be true ’. Continue along the alleyway, turn left and cross Theobalds Road into Lamb’s Conduit Street. Turn right into Rugby Street. 11. Rugby Street Rugby Street was formerly called Chapel Street, and number 20 was renumbered from 19. The original 19 Chapel Street was the location of Richard Congreve ’s atheist Church of Humanity. Return to Lamb’s Conduit Street; turn right, then left into Great Ormond Street. 12.

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