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A People's History of East End - Late 19th Century

Saturday 17 March - Saturday 17 March

  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Days of Week: Saturday
  • Course Code: LN18219
  • Subject: London
  • Level: SUITABLE FOR ALL
  • Tutor: Mike Berlin
  • Max students: 16
  • Number of Sessions: 1
  • Status: Available/A
  • Cost: £62.00
  • Concs. : £47
These four one-day-long classes will explore the rich and vibrant social history of London’s East End. From the early 17th century the East End was transformed by shipping and overseas trade, and the influx of thousands of French Protestant Huguenot silk weavers. During the 19th century the East End dramatically expanded and became synonymous with Victorian middle-class fears of urban degeneration, and the stomping ground of radicals such as Chartists and later socialists, anarchists and suffragettes, who campaigned for a more just and egalitarian society.

This course will use original sources from the Bishopsgate Special Collections and Archives.

For more information about this course and what you will learn, see the course outline.

Have a question? Send us an email or give us a call on: 020 7392 9200.