10.30am – 4pm
£25/£22 for Members of the BMI
(lunch and refreshments not included)
£22.00 – £25.00
Chartism was a movement which conscripted the support of millions of working people in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. It was a demand for a say in law-making for all men – but many women, in different ways, also supported this powerful campaign. It could be said that Chartism was the British equivalent of the civil rights movement. This Day School will consider the leaders and followers, including women, the newspapers, the poetry and the key moments in the Chartist story, including the presentation of the great petitions in 1839, 1842 and 1848, the Newport Rising of 1839, the strikes of 1842, the Land Plan and the Kennington Common demonstration of 1848.