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"Some examples should be made": Prosecuting reform bill rioters in 1831-32 (2018)
Book Chapter
Poole, S. (2018). "Some examples should be made": Prosecuting reform bill rioters in 1831-32. In M. T. Davis, E. Macleod, & G. Pentland (Eds.), Political Trials in an Age of Revolutions: Britain and the North Atlantic, 1793—1848, (237-263). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98959-4_10

Following the House of Lords’ rejection of the parliamentary Reform Bill in the autumn of 1831, severe rioting broke out in a number of English towns. In the judicial retribution that followed, some 259 people were prosecuted, seven of them hanged an... Read More about "Some examples should be made": Prosecuting reform bill rioters in 1831-32.

The politics of 'protest heritage', 1790-1850 (2018)
Book Chapter
Poole, S. (2018). The politics of 'protest heritage', 1790-1850. In C. J. Griffin, & B. McDonagh (Eds.), In Remembering Protest in Britain Since 1500: Memory, Materiality and Landscape, (187-213). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74243-4_8

Acts and marks of commemoration, from anniversary dinners to monuments and statues, were vital components in the production of English democratic culture in the ‘age of revolutions’. But strategies for remembering were not always consensual and refor... Read More about The politics of 'protest heritage', 1790-1850.

Ghosts in the Garden: locative gameplay and historical interpretation from below# (2018)
Journal Article
Poole, S. (2018). Ghosts in the Garden: locative gameplay and historical interpretation from below#. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 24(3), 300-314. https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2017.1347887

© 2017 Steve Poole. Published with licence by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The heritage industry now makes extensive use of digital audioguides and similar interpretation tools to reach new audiences but many remain rooted... Read More about Ghosts in the Garden: locative gameplay and historical interpretation from below#.

Bristol from Below: Law, Authority and Protest in a Georgian City (2017)
Book
Poole, S., & Rogers, N. (2017). Bristol from Below: Law, Authority and Protest in a Georgian City. Woodbridge: Boydell

Bristol from Below captures the substance and scale of popular politics and protest in Bristol over the course of the long eighteenth century. It charts the lives of ordinary Bristolians in the making of their city and devotes particular attention to... Read More about Bristol from Below: Law, Authority and Protest in a Georgian City.

'For the benefit of example': Crime scene executions in England, 1720-1830 (2015)
Book Chapter
Poole, S. (2015). 'For the benefit of example': Crime scene executions in England, 1720-1830. In R. Ward (Ed.), A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse, 71-101. Palgrave Macmillan

Progressive accounts of the English encounter between capital punishment and modernity have made much of the abandonment c. 1783-1800 of lengthy processions to customary sites on urban peripheries and their replacement with drop systems on elevated p... Read More about 'For the benefit of example': Crime scene executions in England, 1720-1830.

Forty years of rural history from below: Captain Swing and the historians (2010)
Journal Article
Poole, S. (2010). Forty years of rural history from below: Captain Swing and the historians

An historiographical essay reflecting on the legacy and impact of E J Hobsbawm and George Rudé's benchmark history of nineteenth century agricultural protest, Captain Swing, in the 40 years since its first publication in 1969. It forms the introducti... Read More about Forty years of rural history from below: Captain Swing and the historians.

The character and reputation of an acquitted felon (2009)
Book Chapter
Poole, S. (2009). The character and reputation of an acquitted felon. In S. Poole (Ed.), John Thelwall: Radical Romantic and Acquitted Felon, 1-11. Pickering and Chatto

Introductory essay to edited collection on the life and work of John Thelwall (1764-1834).

Not precedents to be followed but examples to be weighed: John Thelwall and the Jacobin sense of the past (2009)
Book Chapter
Poole, S. (2009). Not precedents to be followed but examples to be weighed: John Thelwall and the Jacobin sense of the past. In S. Poole (Ed.), John Thelwall: Radical Romantic and Acquitted Felon, 161-173. Pickering and Chatto

Essay critically examining the historical writing and historiographical theory of the English radical Jacobin, John Thelwall (1764-1834), and contextualising it within English 18th century historical practice and methodology.

'A lasting and salutary warning': Incendiarism, rural order and England's last scene of crime execution (2008)
Journal Article
Poole, S. (2008). 'A lasting and salutary warning': Incendiarism, rural order and England's last scene of crime execution. Rural History, 19(2), 163-177. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956793308002471

Agricultural incendiarism was a perennial factor in social relations in some areas of nineteenth-century rural England and is often understood by historians as an expression of 'covert' social protest. However, such categorisation risks oversimplifyi... Read More about 'A lasting and salutary warning': Incendiarism, rural order and England's last scene of crime execution.

Always something wanting: The troubled history of the British moonlight (2008)
Book Chapter
Poole, S. (2008). Always something wanting: The troubled history of the British moonlight. In J. Kerr (Ed.), Night: A Time Between, (7-10). Bristol: Royal West of England Academy

A short catalogue essay on the critical reception of British moonlight painting c.1720-1860.

'Bringing great shame upon this city': Sodomy, the courts and the civic idiom in eighteenth-century Bristol (2007)
Journal Article
Poole, S. (2007). 'Bringing great shame upon this city': Sodomy, the courts and the civic idiom in eighteenth-century Bristol. Urban History, 34(1), 114-126. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963926807004385

During the 1730s, Bristol acquired an unenviable reputation as a city in which sodomy was endemic and rarely punished by the civil power. Although the cause lay partly in difficulties experienced in securing convictions, the resolve of magistrates wa... Read More about 'Bringing great shame upon this city': Sodomy, the courts and the civic idiom in eighteenth-century Bristol.

'Till our liberties be secure': Popular sovereignty and public space in Bristol, 1780-1850 (1999)
Journal Article
Poole, S. (1999). 'Till our liberties be secure': Popular sovereignty and public space in Bristol, 1780-1850. Urban History, 26(1), 40-54. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963926899000139

Struggles over the symbolic ownership of Bristol's open spaces were often influenced by association with conflicts between mercantile elites and 'the people' over the definition and nature of civic identity. Shifting political and cultural readings o... Read More about 'Till our liberties be secure': Popular sovereignty and public space in Bristol, 1780-1850.

Gillray, Cruikshank & Thelwall: Visual satire, physiognomy and the Jacobin body
Journal Article
Poole, S. Gillray, Cruikshank & Thelwall: Visual satire, physiognomy and the Jacobin body

In the years following his acquittal for High Treason in 1794, John Thelwall came to personify all that English loyalists most feared about the plebeian democrats of the London Corresponding Society. In loyalist discourse, he became at one and the sa... Read More about Gillray, Cruikshank & Thelwall: Visual satire, physiognomy and the Jacobin body.


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