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Secular Martyrdom in Britain and Ireland

From Peterloo to the Present

Editors: Outram, Quentin, Laybourn, Keith (Eds.)

  • Examines and furthers Kenneth Morgan’s ‘people’s martyrology’ into the twentieth century
  • Advances a deeper understanding of the relationship and conflict between the state and the people
  • Offers a coherent history covering two centuries of British and Irish history
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This edited collection examines the concept and nature of the ‘people’s martyrology’, raising issues of class, community, religion and authority. It examines modern martyrdom through studies of Peterloo; Tolpuddle; Featherstone; Tonypandy; Emily Davison, fatally injured by the King’s horse on Derby Day, 1913; the 1916 Easter Rising; Jarrow, ‘the town that was murdered, and martyred in the 1930s’; David Oluwale, a Nigerian killed in Leeds in 1965; and Bobby Sands, the IRA hunger striker who died in 1981. It engages with the burgeoning historiography of memory to try to understand why some events, such as Peterloo, Tonypandy and the Easter Rising, have become household names whilst others, most notably Featherstone and Oluwale, are barely known.  It will appeal to those interested in British and Irish labour history, as well as the study of memory and memorialization.

About the authors

Quentin Outram is Senior Lecturer in Leeds University Business School in the University of Leeds, UK, a trained economist and also an economic, labour and social historian. He is the author with Roy Church of Strikes and Solidarity: Coalfield Conflict in Britain 1889-1966 (1998). His most recent work, forthcoming in the Economic History Review, is on domestic service in Edwardian England.

Keith Laybourn is Diamond Jubilee Professor of the University of Huddersfield, UK, and has written extensively on British labour history, the history of policing, and gambling. He was co-author of The Battle for the Roads of Britain (2015), and is currently writing a history of greyhound racing in Britain.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • ‘A Divine Discontent with Wrong’: The People’s Martyrology

    Outram, Quentin (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • The Making of the Peterloo Martyrs, 1819 to the Present

    Cozens, Joseph

    Pages 31-58

  • From ‘Dorchester Labourers’ to ‘Tolpuddle Martyrs’: Celebrating Radicalism in the English Countryside

    Griffiths, Clare

    Pages 59-84

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  • The Featherstone Massacre and Its Forgotten Martyrs

    Outram, Quentin

    Pages 85-113

  • Tonypandy 1910: The Foundations of Welsh Social Democracy

    Leeworthy, Daryl

    Pages 115-137

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62905-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 89,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62904-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Secular Martyrdom in Britain and Ireland
Book Subtitle
From Peterloo to the Present
Editors
  • Quentin Outram
  • Keith Laybourn
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62905-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62905-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62904-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 346
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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