1848: The Chartists' Revolution in London
- Extra Reading
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
This event was on Fri, 27 Nov 1987
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