Behind the Myth of Peter the Painter

Separating the fact and fiction of anarchist violence

Bristol Radical History Group is excited to host the UK book launch of "A Towering Flame: The Life and Times of the Elusive Latvian Anarchist Peter the Painter" (published by Breviary Stuff Publications). The author, anarchist historian Philip Ruff, will present and talk about his book. There will then be a Q&A and discussion. BRHG last hosted Philip Ruff when he gave a talk on 'Political Assassins' during Off With Their Heads - Bristol Radical History Week 2008. At that point he had been […]

Wales

Epic Views of a Small Country

By Jan Morris
Clevedon-born author and historian Jan Morris describes herself as ‘by loyalty Welsh’, and writes about her subject with warmth and eloquence. As a book that captures the spirit of place, Wales: Epic Views of a Small Country, cannot be bettered. Morris gives a brusque sense of intimacy so that you feel you’ve been grabbed by the arm and are being led across the bridges and down the valleys of Wales in your wellies, while she confides everything that she is passionate about. Far from being a dry […]

Penn, Tillett, Batons And Bread

We are pleased to announce the publication of three new pamphlets. The Life & Family Of William Penn: 260 Years Of Bloody Colonialism, by Jim McNeill Bread Or Battons? Unemployed Workers' Struggles In 1930s Bristol, Dave Backwith and Roger Ball Ben Tillett, by Jim McNeill Details of these pamphlets can be found on the Publications Page  

Quaker Pamphlet

At last weekend's Bristol Anarchist Bookfair we launched the latest Bristol Radical Pamphleteer publication entitled The Peculiar History Of The Sect Known As The Quakers by Jim McNeill. Who were the Quakers? Why were they persecuted? Why did they stop being radical? How did some of Bristol’s Quakers become so rich? From James Naylor’s blasphemous ride down Corn Street to William Penn being given Pennsylvania and Abraham Darby laying the foundations of the Industrial Revolution. This is the […]

New Pamphlets

This Autumn sees three new pamphlets added to the Bristol Radical Pamphleteer series as well as two 2nd editions. They are: #1 Cry Freedom, Cry Seven Stars: Thomas Clarkson In Bristol, 1787 - 2nd Edition by Mark Steeds. This is a major re-working of the pamphlet that was published to help raise money for the Seven Stars Plaque. Now re-published it celebrates the unveiling of the plaque and launches a new challenge - to make the Seven Stars the first ever pub with UNESCO World Heritage status. #6 […]

Pamphlets Available At Tangent Books

All of the BRHG pamphlets are now available to buy on the Tangent Books website (all prices include postage within the UK): Bristol based Tangent books are the publishers of various volumes including Bash The Rich, Ian Bone's memoirs, and have been very kind to Bristol Radical History Group since we stated running book stalls in 2006. Find out more about Tangent at The 12 BRHG titles currently on offer are (#1 is currently out of print with a second edition pending): #2 We Come For Our Own And […]

A Barbarous And Ungovernable People

Bristol Radical Pamphleteer number 11 has now been published. A Barbarous And Ungovernable People by Steve Mills is a look at the often uneasy relationship between the miners of Kingswood Forest and the people and authorities of Bristol. Expect riots, turnpik abuse and the death of an innocent parrot. Find out about our full range of pamphlets on the Pamphlet Page.

New Pamphlets

Four new Bristol Radical History Pamphleteer pamphlets are being launched at Off With Their Heads. They are: The Bristol Manifesto - The 2008 G8 In Hokkaido: Strategic Assessment, by The Emergency Exit Collective John Locke - The Philosopher of Primitive Accumulation, by George Caffentzis The Life And Times Of Warren James - Free Miner In The Forest Of Dean, by Ian Wright 'Race war' - Black American GIs in Bristol and Gloucestershire During World War II To see more details of these pamphlets and […]

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