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 […]

Election Special Swing-O-Meter

Thanks to everybody who turned out for the Bristol Radical History Group Election Special. In all about 515 people turned up which averages out at 47 per event, peaking with around 80 for the walk and the Bring & Burn. It looks like we may just break even and so will live to fight another campaign. For those of you who were following the closely fought pamphlet constituency, Captain Swing narrowly won the seat with White Slavery coming in second. If you want details of our events as they […]

Remember the Spanish Brigaders

The memorial to the four Bristol volunteers who joined the International Brigades to fight fascism in the Spanish Civil War in Castle Park is to be surrounded by a vivid mosiac border in Republican colours and will be unveiled at 12 noon on 14th April - the anniversary of the day the Republic was declared in 1931. BRISTOL BRIGADERS William G. Boyce Jan. 20th 1938 Teruel William J. Burton Feb. 1937 Jarama Leslie Huson May 1938 Pneumonia, died in hospital. Terence Edward Stephens July 1938 Died in […]

In Contempt of All Authority

First published in 1980 this book has been re-published by a very (very, very) small publisher. It is well worth checking out. Buchanan Sharp In Contempt of All Authority Rural Artisans and Riot in the West of England, 1586-1660 Two of the most common types of popular disorders in late Tudor and early Stuart England were the food riots and the anti-enclosure riots in royal forests. Of particular interest are the forest riots known collectively as the Western Rising of 1626-1632, and the lesser […]

Election Special

The programme of events for the Bristol Radical History Group Election Special has been announced. In this series of events we will trace how we got the vote and try to find out whether there is a viable alternative to representational party democracy. Therefore, we will find out about Thomas Spence, The Chartist, The Reform Acts and the Suffragettes. Searching for democratic alternatives we will look at anarchism in the 19th Century, election by lottery in Athens and participatory democracy […]