reading lists

Further reading


Full-text sources available online

Hansard’s Parliamentary Debates – full script of all the parliamentary debates in the Houses of Commons and Lords, searchable

Samuel Bamford, Passages in the Life of a Radical (1849), full text on

The Hull Portfolio, 1831-33, by James Acland, facsimiles and full text on Internet Archive



Doreen Massey, ‘Landscape/space/politics: an essay(2008), for useful biographies and for J. Bronstein’s excel files of Land Plan subscribers

The Luddite Link, sources and timeline relating to Luddism in West Yorkshire


Useful sources and databases online

the many different websites and google maps detailing lost pubs:– thorough history of the former pubs of Bolton, with google map

Pubs of Manchester, essential guide to all the pubs that have ever existed in Manchester & surrounds

The Lost Pubs project – – a growing database of ALL former pubs in the UK


Online sources:

From Weaver to Web, Calderdale history sources –, huge photographic archive for Leeds and surrounds – Manchester Images archive – Manchester Archives’ collection on flickr – York map with 1852 map overlay


Books and academic journal articles


Archer, John E., Social Unrest and Popular Protest in England, 1780–1840 (Cambridge, 2000)

Aspinall, Arthur, Lord Brougham and the Whig Party (Manchester, 1939)

Barker, Hannah, The Business of Women: Female Enterprise and Urban Development in Northern England, 1760-1830 (Oxford, 2006)

Barker, Hannah, ‘Smoke Cities: Northern Industrial Towns in Late Georgian England’, Urban History, 31: 2 (2004)

Barnes, June, ‘The Trade Union and Radical Activities of the Carlisle Handloom Weavers’, Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, 78 (1978)

Barrell, John, The Spirit of Despotism: Invasions of Privacy in the 1790s (Oxford, 2006)

Beckett, John, ‘The Nottingham Reform Bill Riots of 1831’, Parliamentary History, 24: S1 (2005)

Belford, Paul, ‘Work, Space and Power in an English Industrial Slum: the Crofts, Sheffield, 1750-1850’, in Mayne, Alan, and Murray, Tim, eds., The Archaeology of Urban Landscapes: Explorations in Slumland (Cambridge, 2001)

Beresford, Maurice, East End, West End: the Face of Leeds During Industrialisation, 1684-1842 (Leeds, 1988)

Blackstock, Allan, and Magennis, Eoin, eds., Politics and political culture in Britain and Ireland, 1750-1850 (Ulster, 2007)

Booth, Alan, ‘Popular Loyalism and Public Violence in the North-West of England, 1790-1800’, Social History, 8: 3 (Oct., 1983), pp. 295-313

Boyson, Rhodes, ‘The New Poor Law in South-East Lancashire, 1834-71’, Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, lxx (1960)

Borsay, Peter, The English Urban Renaissance: Culture and Society in the Provincial Town, 1660-1770 (Oxford, 1989)

Bradshaw, L. D., Origins of Street Names in the City Centre of Manchester (Swinton, 1985)

Brake, Laurel and Codell, Julie, eds., Encounters in the Victorian Press: Editors, Authors, Readers (Basingstoke, 2005)

Brett, Peter, ‘Political Dinners in Early Nineteenth Century Britain: Platform, Meeting Place and Battleground’, History, 81: 264 (Oct. 1996)

Briggs, Asa, ‘The Background of the Parliamentary Reform Movement in Three English Cities, 1830-2’, Cambridge Historical Journal, 10: 3 (1952)

Broich, U., Dickinson, H. T., Hellmuth, E., and Schmidt, M., eds., Reactions to Revolutions: The 1790s and their Aftermath (Munster, 2007)

Bronstein, J. L., Land Reform and Working-Class Experience in Britain and the U.S., 1800-62 (Stanford, 1999)

Burgess, G., and Festenstein, M., eds., English Radicalism, 1550-1850 (Cambridge, 2007)

Calhoun, Craig, The Roots of Radicalism: Tradition, the Public Sphere and Early Nineteenth Century Social Movements (Chicago, 2012)

Caunce, Steve, ‘Regional Identity in Lancashire and Yorkshire: Hunting the Snark’, JORALS, 19:1 (1999)

Chase, Malcolm, Chartism: a New History (Manchester, 2007)

Chase, Malcolm and Dyck, Ian, eds., Living and Learning: Essays in Honour of J.F.C. Harrison (Aldershot, 1996)

Chase, Malcolm, The People’s Farm: English Radical Agrarianism, 1775–1840 (Oxford, 1988)

Clark, P., ed., The Transformation of English Provincial Towns (London, 1984)

Clark, Peter, The English Alehouse: a Social History, 1200-1830 (Longman, 1983)

Cohen, A. P., The Symbolic Construction of Community (Routledge, 1984; 1993 ed.)

Corfield, Penelope, ‘Walking the City Streets: the Urban Odyssey in Eighteenth-Century England’, Journal of Urban History, 16: 2 (1990)

Davie, H.W.C., ‘Lancashire Reformers, 1816-1817’, Bulletin of the JRULM, 10: 1 (1926)

Dodsworth, Francis, ‘Civic Police and the Condition of Liberty: the Rationality of Governance in Eighteenth-Century England’, Social History, 29: 2 (2004)

Dodsworth, Francis, ‘Mobility and Civility: Police and the Formation of the Modern City’, in Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson, eds., The New Blackwell Companion to the City (Oxford, 2011)

Donnelly, F. K. and Baxter, J. L., ‘Sheffield and the English Revolutionary Tradition, 1791-1820’, IRSH, 20: 3 (1975)

Donnelly, F. K., ‘The Destruction of the Sheffield School of Anatomy in 1835: A Popular Response to Class Legislation’, Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society, 10: 3 (1975)

Driver, Felix, Power and Pauperism: The Workhouse System, 1834-1884 (Cambridge, 1993)

Duffy, Michael, ‘William Pitt and the Origins of the Loyalist Association Movement of 1792’, Historical Journal, 39: 4 (Dec., 1996)

Elliott, A., ‘The Incorporation of Bradford’, Northern History, xv (1979)

English, Barbara, Great Landowners of East Yorkshire, 1530–1910 (Hemel, 1990)

Epstein, James, In Practice: Studies in the Language and Culture of Popular Politics in Modern Britain (Stanford, 2003)

Epstein, James, ‘Radical Dining, Toasting and Symbolic Expression in Early Nineteenth Century Lancashire: Rituals of Solidarity’, Albion, 20 (1988)

Epstein, James, The Lion of Freedom: Feargus O’Connor and the Chartist Movement (Beckenham, 1982)

Featherstone, David, Resistance, Space and Political Identities: the Making of Counter-Global Networks (Oxford, 2008)

Featherstone, David and Painter, Joe, eds, Spatial Politics: Essays for Doreen Massey (Wiley, 2013)

Feldman, David, and Lawrence, Jon, eds., Structures and Transformations in Modern British History (Cambridge, 2011)

Fellague Ariouat, Jacqueline, ‘Rethinking Partisanship in the Conduct of the Chartist Trials, 1839-1848’, Albion, 29: 4 (Winter, 1997), 596-621

Fraser, Derek, Urban Politics in Victorian England: the Structure of Politics in Victorian Cities (Leicester, 1976)

Fraser, Derek, ed., A History of Modern Leeds (Manchester, 1980)

Garnett, R. G., Co-operation and the Owenite Socialist Communities in Britain, 1825-45 (Manchester, 1972)

Gilbert, Pamela, Mapping the Victorian Social Body (Albany, 2004)

Ginter, Donald, ‘The Loyalist Association Movement of 1792-93 and British Public Opinion’, Historical Journal, 9: 2 (1966)

Graham, Clare, Ordering Law: the Architectural and Social History of the English Law Court to 1914 (Aldershot, 2003)

Griffin, Emma, England’s Revelry: a History of Popular Sports and Pastimes, 1660-1830 (Oxford, 2005)

Gunn, Simon, The Public Culture of the Victorian Middle Class: Ritual and Authority in the English Industrial City, 1840-1914 (Manchester, 2000)

Gurney, Peter, ‘Exclusive Dealing in the Chartist Movement’, Labour History Review, 74: 1 (April, 2009), 90–110

Gurney, Peter, ‘Rejoicing in Potatoes: the Politics of Consumption in England During the Hungry Forties’, Past & Present, 203 (May 2009)

Hall, Robert G., ‘Tyranny, Work and Politics: the 1818 Strike Wave in the English Cotton District’, International Review of Social History, 34 (1989), 433-70

Hallas, Christine, Rural Responses to Industrialisation: the North Yorkshire Pennines, 1790-1914 (Bern, 1999)

Hargreaves, John A. and Haigh, E. A. Hilary, Slavery in Yorkshire: Richard Oastler and the Campaign Against Child Labour in the Industrial Revolution (Huddersfield, 2012)

Harris, Alan, Rural Landscapes of the East Riding of Yorkshire, 1700-1850 (Oxford, 1961)

Harrison, J. F. C., Robert Owen and the Owenites in Britain and America (London, 1969)

Harrison, Mark, ‘The Ordering of the Urban Environment: Time, Work and the Occurrence of Crowds 1790–1835’, Past & Present, 110 (Feb., 1986), 134–68

Harrison, Mark, Crowds and History: Mass Phenomena in English Towns, 1790-1835 (Cambridge, 1988)

Hastings, R. P., Essays in North Riding History, 1780-1850 (North Yorkshire CRO publications, 28, 1981)

Haywood, Ian, ‘Encountering time: memory and tradition in the radical Victorian press’, in Brake, Laurel, and Codell, Julie, eds., Encounters in the Victorian press: editors, authors, readers (Basingstoke, 2005), pp. 69-87

Haywood, Ian, and Seed, John, eds., The Gordon Riots: Politics, Culture and Insurrection in Late Eighteenth Century Britain (Cambridge, 2012)

Holroyd, Peter, ‘A Revolution Worse than that of France: Political Radicalism in Halifax and the Peterloo Massacre, 1819’, Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society, n.s., 7 (1999)

Horner, Craig, ‘The Rise and Fall of Manchester’s Set of Infernal Miscreants: Radicalism in 1790s Manchester’, Manchester Region History Review,

Huberman, Michael, Escape from the Market: Negotiating Work in Lancashire (Cambridge, 1996)

Hutton, Ronald, The Stations of the Sun: a History of the Ritual Year in Britain (Oxford, 1996)

Jaffe, James, Striking a Bargain: Work and Industrial Relations in England, 1815-65 (Manchester, 2000)

Jarman, Neil, Material Conflicts: Parades and Visual Displays in Northern Ireland (Oxford, 1997)

Jennings, Paul, Bradford Pubs (Bradford, 1995)

Kemnitz, Thomas Milton, and Jacques, Fleurange, ‘J. R. Stephens and the Chartist Movement’, International Review of Social History, 19 (1974)

King, Steve and Timmins, Geoffrey, Making Sense of the Industrial Revolution (Manchester, 2002)

Kirby, R. G. and Musson, A. E., The Voice of the People: John Doherty, 1798-1854 (Manchester, 1975)

Knight, Frida, The Strange Case of Thomas Walker (London, 1957)

Knott, John, Popular Opposition to the 1834 Poor Law (Croom Helm, 1986)

Lawrence, S., ed., Archaeologies of the British: Explorations of identity in Great Britain and its colonies 1600-1945 (London, 2003)

Liddington, Jill, ‘Gender, Authority and Mining in an Industrial Landscape: Anne Lister 1791-1840’, History Workshop Journal, 42 (1996), 58-86

Lobban, Michael, ‘From Seditious Libel to Unlawful Assembly: Peterloo and the Changing Face of Political Crime c1770-1820’, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 10: 3 (1990)

Lopatin, Nancy, Political Unions, Popular Politics and the Great Reform Act of 1832 (Basingstoke, 1999)

Markham, John, Nineteenth Century Parliamentary Elections in East Yorkshire (Beverley, 1982)

Marshall, P., ‘Manchester and the American Revolution’, Bulletin of the JRULM, 62 (1979)

Midwinter, E. C., Social Administration in Lancashire: Poor Law, Public Health and Police (Manchester, 1969)

Mills, Dennis, ed., English Rural Communities: the Impact of a Specialised Economy (Basingstoke, 1973)

Mitchell, Austin, ‘The Association Movement of 1792-3’, Historical Journal, 4: 1 (1961)

Moore, J. R., ‘Urban Space and civic identity in Manchester, 1780-1914: Piccadilly Square and the art gallery question’, THSLC, 153 (2004/5)

Moore, Niamh, and Whelan, Yvonne, eds., Heritage, Memory and the Politics of Identity: New Perspectives on the Cultural Landscape (Aldershot, 2007)

Morris, R. J., Class, Sect and Party: The Making of the British Middle Class: Leeds, 1820-1850 (Manchester, 1990)

Neave, Susan and Ellis, Stephen, eds., A Historical Atlas of East Yorkshire (Hull, 1996)

Neuheiser, Jorg, and Schaich, Michael, eds., Political Rituals in Great Britain, 1700-2000 (Augsburg, 2006)

Noble, M., ‘Growth and Development in a Regional Urban System: the Country Towns of Eastern Yorkshire, 1700-1850’, Urban History Yearbook, 14 (1987)

O’Gorman, Frank, ‘The Paine Burnings of 1792-1793’, Past and Present, 193 (2007)

O’Gorman, Frank, ‘Campaign Rituals and Ceremonies: the Social Meaning of Elections in England, 1780-1860’, Past and Present, 135 (1992)

Olwig, Kenneth, Landscape, Nature and the Body Politic: from Britain’s Renaissance to America’s New World (Madison, 2002)

Parolin, Christina, Radical Spaces: Venues of Popular Politics in London, 1790-c.1845 (Canberra, 2010, ANU e-press,

Philp, Mark, ‘Vulgar Conservatism, 1792-3’, EHR, 110: 435, (Feb., 1995).

Philp, Mark, ed., The French Revolution and British Popular Politics (Cambridge, 1991)

Pickering, Paul, and Tyrrel, Alex, Contested Sites: Commemoration, Memorial and Popular Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain (Aldershot, 2004)

Pickering, Paul, ‘Class Without Words: Symbolic Communication in the Chartist Movement’, Past and Present, 112 (1986), 144-162

Pollard, S. and Holmes, C., eds., Essays in the Economic and Social History of South Yorkshire (Barnsley, 1976)

Pollard, S. and Salt, J., eds, Robert Owen, Prophet of the Poor (1971)

Postles, David, ‘The Market Place as Space in Early Modern England’, Social History, 29 (2004), 41–58

Révanger, Marie–Cécile, Franc–maçonnerie et Politique au Siècle des Lumières: Europe–Amériques (Bordeaux, 2006)

Roberts, Matthew, ‘Chartism, Commemoration and the Cult of the Radical Hero’, Labour History Review, 78: 1 (April 2013)

Rogers, Nicholas, Crowds, Culture and Politics in Georgian Britain (Oxford, 1998)

Robert David Sack, ed., Progress: Geographical Essays (Baltimore, 2002)

Royle, Edward, ‘Chartists and Owenites: Many Parts but One Body’, Labour History Review, 65: 1 (2000)

Scola, Roger, Feeding the Victorian City: the Food Supply of Manchester, 1770-1870 (Manchester, 1992),

Smith, E.A., Whig Principles and Party Politics: Earl Fitzwilliam and the Whig Party (Manchester, 1975)

Stobart, Jon, Hann, Andrew, and Morgan, Victoria, Spaces of Consumption: Leisure and Shopping in the English Town, c.1680-1830 (Abingdon, 2007)

Storch, R. D., ‘The Policeman as Domestic Missionary: Urban Discipline and Popular Culture in Northern England, 1850-1880’, Journal of Social History, 9: 4 (1976)

Thompson, Dorothy, and Epstein, James, The Chartist Experience ()

Tilley, Christopher, A Phenomenology of Landscape: Places, Paths and Monuments (Oxford, 1994)

Tilly, Charles, Popular Contention in Great Britain, 1758–1834 (Cambridge, MA, 1995)

Tonkiss, Fran, Space, the City and Social Theory (Cambridge, 2005)

Turner, Michael and Mills, Dennis, eds, Land and Property: the English Land Tax, 1692–1832 (Gloucester, 1986)

Walsh, David, Making Angels in Marble: the Conservatives, the Early Industrial Working Class and Attempts at Political Incorporation (London, 2012)

Warf, Barney, and Arias, Santa, eds., The Spatial Turn: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Abingdon, 2009)

Webb, Sidney and Beatrice, The History of Liquor Licensing (English Local Government, vol II) (London, 1903; 1963 reprint)

White, Gail, Etton, a Village of the East Riding (Beverley, 1992)

Wilson, R. G., Gentleman Merchants: the Merchant Community in Leeds, 1700-1830 (Manchester, 1976)

Worrall, David, Radical Culture: Discourse, Resistance and Surveillance, 1790-1820 (1992)

Wrigley, J., ‘James Montgomery and the Sheffield Iris, 1792-1815’, Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society, 10: 3 (1975)

Chris Wrigley, ed., On the Move: Essays in Labour and Transport History Presented to Philip Bagwell (Continuum, 2003)

Wylie, John, landscape (Abingdon, 2007)

Yeo, Eileen and Steven, eds., Popular Culture and Class Conflict, 1590–1914: Explorations in the History of Labour and Leisure (Sussex, 1981)

Yeo, Eileen, ‘Christianity in Chartist Struggle, 1838-42’, Past and Present, 91 (1981), 109-39

Young, R., ‘George Walker’s Costumes of Yorkshire (1814): the Representation and Negotiation of Class Difference and Social Unrest’, Art History, 19: 3 (1996)

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