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).

pointing handNOW OUT IN PAPERBACK  AT £20.00

order at: http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526116703/

   or on Amazon 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 political meetings in northern England, 1775-1848:

Export as KML for Google Earth/Google MapsOpen standalone map in fullscreen modeCreate QR code image for standalone map in fullscreen modeExport as GeoJSONExport as GeoRSSExport as ARML for Wikitude Augmented-Reality browser
northern England

loading map - please wait...

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.

Creative Commons License
Protest and the Politics of Space and Place Extended by Katrina Navickas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>