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Routledge History of the Working Class in the West (2024)
Book
Harrison, L. O. Betts, & L. Price (Eds.). Routledge History of the Working Class in the West. Routledge. Manuscript submitted for publication

The proverbial “interesting times” of the current shifting global landscape calls out, we believe, for a new edited collection that critically examines the working class. The UK’s vote to trigger Brexit, the surprise upset election of Donald Trump in... Read More about Routledge History of the Working Class in the West.

The defeat of the Second Reform Bill in October 1831 – An overview of public responses (part 2 – In the metropolis) (2023)
Digital Artefact
Ball, R., Askew, J., Poole, S., & Drury, J. (2023). The defeat of the Second Reform Bill in October 1831 – An overview of public responses (part 2 – In the metropolis). [Website]

The following series of three articles examine initial public responses to the news of the defeat of the Second Reform Bill in the House of Lords on 8th October 1831 across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The evidential basis for this article i... Read More about The defeat of the Second Reform Bill in October 1831 – An overview of public responses (part 2 – In the metropolis).

The defeat of the Second Reform Bill in October 1831 – An overview of public responses PART 1 (2023)
Digital Artefact
Ball, R., Jane, A., Poole, S., & Drury, J. (2023). The defeat of the Second Reform Bill in October 1831 – An overview of public responses PART 1. [Website]

The following series of three articles examine initial public responses to the news of the defeat of the Second Reform Bill in the House of Lords on 8th October 1831 across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The evidential basis for this article i... Read More about The defeat of the Second Reform Bill in October 1831 – An overview of public responses PART 1.

The Worcester riots of November 1831 (2023)
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Poole, S., Ball, R., & Drury, J. (2023). The Worcester riots of November 1831. [Website]

In October 1831 a wave of disturbances swept across England after the rejection of the Second Reform Bill in the House of Lords. These ‘reform riots’ began with serious disorder in the East Midlands (Derby, Nottingham) followed by unrest in towns in... Read More about The Worcester riots of November 1831.

The Sherborne Riots of 1831 (2023)
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Poole, S., Ball, R., & Drury, J. (2023). The Sherborne Riots of 1831. [Website content]

This case study covers the reform related riots in Sherborne in Dorset over the period 19-21 October 1831. It commences with an assessment of the demographics, economics and industry, and land ownership in the town and its environs. It considers the... Read More about The Sherborne Riots of 1831.

The Yeovil Riots of October 1831 (2023)
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Poole, S., Ball, R., & Drury, J. (2023). The Yeovil Riots of October 1831. [Website content]

This case study covers the reform related riots in Yeovil, Somerset over the period 21-22 October 1831. The study commences with an assessment of the administration and government of the town with reference to the changes made by the 1830 Improvement... Read More about The Yeovil Riots of October 1831.

Bristol case study: The attack on the Bishops Palace 1831 (2023)
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Poole, S., Ball, R., & Drury, J. (2023). Bristol case study: The attack on the Bishops Palace 1831. [Website content]

This case study analyses the targeting, sacking and raising of the Bishop’s Palace by rioters in Bristol on 29 October 1831. It begins by considering the public disapproval of the Anglican Bishops for their role in the defeat of the Second Reform Bil... Read More about Bristol case study: The attack on the Bishops Palace 1831.

Preludes to the riots in Dorset and Somerset in 1831 (2023)
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Poole, S., Ball, R., & Drury, J. (2023). Preludes to the riots in Dorset and Somerset in 1831. [Website paper]

This essay considers a series of preludes in 1830 and 1831 to the riots in Dorset and south Somerset in October 1831. Although written from the perspective of Sherborne in north Dorset this paper provides useful context for case studies of riots in B... Read More about Preludes to the riots in Dorset and Somerset in 1831.

Bad Blood in Georgian Bristol: The Murder of Sir John Dineley (2023)
Book
Poole, S., & Rogers, N. (2023). Bad Blood in Georgian Bristol: The Murder of Sir John Dineley. Bristol: Redcliffe Press

In 1741, Sir John Dineley, a gentleman with substantial west country land holdings was abducted on the streets of Bristol in broad daylight, rowed down the Avon to the Channel and forced onto a warship captained by his own brother, Samuel Goodere. Th... Read More about Bad Blood in Georgian Bristol: The Murder of Sir John Dineley.

In remembrance of the bloody fact: Coins, public execution and the gibbet in Hanoverian England (2023)
Book Chapter
Poole, S. (2023). In remembrance of the bloody fact: Coins, public execution and the gibbet in Hanoverian England. In S. Lloyd and T. Millet (Eds.), Tokens of Love, Loss and Disrespect, 1750-1850 (93-111). London: Paul Holberton Publishing

Noteworthy eighteenth and nineteenth century public hangings were often marked by the circulation of associative souvenirs, and sometimes of coins. Some, like those professionally minted to mark the execution of James Blomfield Rush in 1849, restrict... Read More about In remembrance of the bloody fact: Coins, public execution and the gibbet in Hanoverian England.

Dangerous Amusements: Leisure, the young working class and urban space, c.1870-1939 (2022)
Book
Harrison, L. (2022). Dangerous Amusements: Leisure, the young working class and urban space, c.1870-1939. Manchester: Manchester University Press

In neighbourhoods and public spaces across Britain, young working people walked out together, congregated in the streets, and paraded up and down on the 'monkey parades'. The beginnings of a distinct youth culture can be traced to the late nineteenth... Read More about Dangerous Amusements: Leisure, the young working class and urban space, c.1870-1939.

The Colston Statue: What Next? ‘We are Bristol’ History Commission - Full Report (2022)
Report
Cole, T., Burch-Brown, J., Sobers, S., Burton, E., Tinknell, E., Costley, N., & Poole, S. (2022). The Colston Statue: What Next? ‘We are Bristol’ History Commission - Full Report. Bristol: Bristol City Council

In the summer of 2021, the ‘We are Bristol’ History Commission consulted with the public about the future of the Colston statue and the Colston plinth. People had a chance to see the statue and learn about its history in a temporary display at the M... Read More about The Colston Statue: What Next? ‘We are Bristol’ History Commission - Full Report.

The Colston Statue: What next? ‘We are Bristol’ History commission - Visual short report (2022)
Report
Cole, T., Birch-Brown, J., Sobers, S., Tinknell, E., Poole, S., Burton, E., & Costley, N. (2022). The Colston Statue: What next? ‘We are Bristol’ History commission - Visual short report. Bristol: Bristol City Council

This version of the report contains images and presents the findings of the research in an accessable format. In the summer of 2021, the ‘We are Bristol’ History Commission consulted with the public about the future of the Colston statue and the C... Read More about The Colston Statue: What next? ‘We are Bristol’ History commission - Visual short report.

“Returning Home to Fight:” Bristolians in the Dominion Armies, 1914-1918 (2021)
Book Chapter
Fedorowich, K., & Booth, C. (2021). “Returning Home to Fight:” Bristolians in the Dominion Armies, 1914-1918. In D. E. Delaney, M. Frost, & A. L. Brown (Eds.), Manpower and the Armies of the British Empire in the Two World Wars (72-85). Cornell University Press

One issue that migration historians have ignored as a fruitful field of endeavour is the experience of thousands of British-born migrants who either came back to the United Kingdom to enlist in British regiments or enlisted in the respective dominion... Read More about “Returning Home to Fight:” Bristolians in the Dominion Armies, 1914-1918.