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Liberty or Death: The Radical War of 1820

Posted by Pete on 1st Apr 2021

On this day in 1820, a Radical Insurrection swept across ScotlandWhen the Napoleonic Wars came to an end in 1815, Radical politics was at a low ebb across the British Isles. From the trial of Thomas … read more

Radicals on Trial: Tom Paine's Rights of Man

Posted by Pete on 13th Mar 2021

How one pamphlet infuriated the entire British establishment Long before the House Un-American Activities Committee in the US, there was the trial of Thomas Paine in England. But in the 1790s, … read more

Another England

Posted by Pete on 14th Jun 2020

Wat Tyler, leader of the Peasants' Revolt, was murdered by the Crown today, 15th June, in 1381. His death is the founding sacrifice in the radical history of England. Image source: Wikimedia Common … read more

A People's History of Wales

Posted by Pete on 10th Apr 2019

For a progressive company from Wales, the radical history of our home is fundamental. In 1980, the  first edition of Howard Zinn’s A People's History of the United States was publishe … read more