Summary The following series of three articles examine initial public responses to the news of the defeat of the Second Reform Bill in the House of Lords on 8th October 1831 across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The evidential basis of this article is a dataset of over 380 reform related public events gathered from… Continue reading The defeat of the Second Reform Bill in October 1831 – An overview of public responses (part 1)
Free research workshop, hosted by Somerset Heritage Centre, Taunton in collaboration with the University of the West of England.
The violent disturbance in the St. Paul’s area of Bristol on 2 April 1980 is regarded as iconic. It heralded the beginning of a decade or more of unrest in English cities. It is also central to the modern history of Bristol, marking a moment where issues of institutional and popular racism were forced into… Continue reading Event: The St Paul’s riots: From ‘mindless mob’ to ‘conscious crowd’