Saturday, 11 September 2010

Violent London

Newham Bookshop presents Clive Bloom, Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies at Middlesex University, discussing his book:

Violent London
2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts

Thursday 7 October

7.30 pm | Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate, London EC2 | Map

Violent London is the alternative political history of the capital, one that explores the underground world of radicals and subversives from Wat Tyler to the Anti-Globalisation Movement, via the Gordon Riots, the Cato Street Conspirators, the Suffragettes, Moselyites and the IRA. Covering nearly 2000 years of political protest, it is a story of political activism expressed in street fighting and slum warfare, in assassination and bombing, peopled by a fascinating array of demagogues and democrats, lunatics and libertarians, bigots and social revolutionaries.

Tickets £6, concessions £4, from Bishopsgate Institute: telephone 020 7392 9220

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