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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.

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.

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).

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.