The birthday of suffragette Annie Kenney is a good time to reflect on the Radical History of Manchester and the North West – a longtime bastion of progressive politics in the UK. Today marks 140 years since the birth of Manchester feminist leg
Radical Tea Towel UK Blog
The humble tea towel has had a far more extravagant history than you might believe. While some kind of drying instrument is likely to have been around since Roman times given knives and forks have barely changed since then, decorative tea
200 years ago today, a march at St Peter's Field saw government soldiers attack a peaceful gathering of Mancunian workers, who were out demanding the right to vote. But the events that followed the Peterloo Massacre would show the powerful that this
The story of the youngest ever elected female MP and her non-violent (minus 1 slap) fight for equality in Northern Ireland. There’s a woman, turning 72 today, who one Irishman recently summed up as “our Martin Luther King”. From Coo
This is the third part of our series on the 1918 General Election. As well as for women and Ireland, the election was a landmark for the Labour Party. But some true radicals such as Scottish politician John Maclean have been forgotten. Until now.