1848: The Chartists' Revolution in London

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Pollsters and percentages have, to a degree, done away with that species of political rumour that precedes and predicts revolutions. Professor Pick outlines how this type of rumour operated in the context of a feared Chartist revolution in Victorian Britain.

This lecture is part of Professor Pick's series, Rumour, Disease and the Madness of Crowds. The other lectures in this series are:
    1665: The Great Pestilence of London
    1888: Jack the Ripper
    Money Mania: The South Sea Bubble
    Miracle Cures: Spas, Shrines and Spirits
    Gambling Fever: The Mirage of Sudden Riches

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This event was on Fri, 27 Nov 1987

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