Movements for the vote and workers’ rights in 19th century Britain fought for the right to meet and to speak in public space. Popular protests contested the meaning of ‘public’ in public space.

This website accompanies the book Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848 by Katrina Navickas (Manchester University Press, 2015).

book cover

 What’s on this site?

the story
the story, 1789-1848
Peterloo massacre cartoon
the Peterloo massacre, 1819
processions, Leeds
processions & marches
Blackstone Edge
moors and fields meetings
town histories
town histories of protest
19th century halls & meeting rooms
Ashton, 1828
the privatisation of public space
Swing map of Yorkshire
Swing riots and Luddism
violent protest
violent protest & riots
map of all meetings
database of all meetings
Sheffield, 1832 electoral boundaries
1830-2 Reform Bill agitation
social movements & protest
primary sources
primary sources

Map of all meetings mentioned in the book and project:

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northern England

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northern England: 53.797400, -1.543790


You can use the data and information on this site, but please credit it to me with the url of the page.

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