Starts: 10 Jun 2023
This five-week course looks at the history of popular disturbances in London, their causes and their impact. While London’s streets have often been a place of protest they have seldom turned to outright revolution. This course will look at the role of street protests from William Long Beard in 1196 to Extinction Rebellion in 2019 and ask where events like the Gordon Riots fit into that story. Where does protest end and riot begin?