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Tristram and Michael in conversation about Friedrich, HS2 and other things Manc

Michael Wood gave his inaugural lecture, or more accurately, inaugural conversation on the broad topic “Victorians, Manchester and the Importance of History in Public Culture”. The member of the audience who complained that he was expecting a lecture on what … Continue reading

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Letters from Joseph Shawcross, mill worker and political prisoner, Chester Castle 1849

Uprising in Hyde. Chartist, Joseph Shawcross, was 50 when he was sentenced to one year in Chester Castle gaol for his part in the riots in Hyde, Cheshire, during August 1848. From there he wrote to his nineteen year-old daughter, … Continue reading

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