Monday, 17 June 2013, 1:00PM
Museum of London

The Mosley Riots

Professor Clive Bloom

The 'Battle' of Cable Street which took place on the 4 October 1936 has become the defining myth of the East End of London and of the left, memorialised thereafter as the defeat of Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts amid the cries of 'They shall not pass!'
How did this enduring mythology arise, what was the nature of East End radicalism, what role did the police play, what were the origins of fascism and what happened after the events?
Professor Emeritus, Clive Bloom will investigate the British radical tradition between the wars and set Cable Street in the context of contemporary ideological conflict.

This is third of the Mondays at One series of lectures, From St Paul's Cross to Hyde Park Corner: Public Oratory in London from the Middle Ages to the Present Day. The other lectures in this series are as follows:
    The Development of the Early English Newspaper
    The Suffragettes
    Free Speech and State Control

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Clive Bloom is Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies at Middlesex University and a best-selling author and publisher.

www.clivebloom.com

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17 June 2013

The Mosley Riots
Professor Clive Bloom

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