The Peterloo Graphic Novel – available free to schools now

August 12, 2019 - Richard Moss

A vivid, original and historically accurate ‘comic book’ visual account of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, published as part of the 200th anniversary commemorations, is now available to schools. In a partnership with the Age of Revolution, The University of Kent and the authors and publishers of the full graphic novel Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre […]

Animation competition news release

June 26, 2019 - Kate McNab

Age of Revolution launches national animation competition for schools The Age of Revolution national educational project has teamed up with historian, broadcaster and author Dan Snow to launch an animation competition for primary and secondary schools. Open to entries until February 14th 2020, the Age of Revolution invites schools to submit a short animation using […]

Enter our National Animation Competition for Schools

June 25, 2019 - Richard Moss

We have teamed up with Dan Snow to launch an animation competition for primary and secondary schools and colleges (up to age 18) and we welcome applications from across the UK. Age of Revolution’s National Animation Competition for Schools is open to entries until February 14th 2020 and we invite schools to submit a short […]

The competition judges

June 25, 2019 - Kate McNab

Judging Criteria Films will be judged on originality, creativity and approach.  You are encouraged to be as creative as you wish with tools and materials to include paper, photography, clay, digital apps and other tools. The most important thing is to have fun with it and show us your fantastic ideas. The Judging Panel will […]

Welsh project digitises documents from the Newport Chartist Uprising of 1839

May 7, 2019 - Richard Moss

This fascinating project, which launched in 2016 in Wales, has seen volunteers working to transcribe more than 3,000 important documents gathered together shortly after the famous Newport Chartist Rising of November 3rd and 4th 1839. Unlocking the Chartist Trials uses online volunteers to transcribe the court records relating to the famous Rising, which is cited […]

Search is on to trace the descendants of Peterloo veterans

February 19, 2019 - Richard Moss

This photograph of 11 men and women shows the Failsworth Veterans of the Peterloo Massacre at a Great Reform Demonstration in Failsworth, Lancashire (now Greater Manchester) on September 27 1884. A good 65 years after the event, these ageing Victorian veterans were by then in their eighties, but they offered a tangible link with an […]

Inside George IV’s restored Brighton Saloon

October 15, 2018 - Richard Moss

One of the most opulent interiors from the Regency, the Prince Regent’s Saloon at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton opened in September after a major restoration that returned it to its full glory When George IV originally commissioned Robert Jones to create a radiant principal reception room for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton he wanted […]

Early Peterloo medal acquired by People’s History Museum

August 11, 2018 - Richard Moss

A number of commemorative medals were produced following the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, but this one, recently acquired by the People’s History Museum in Manchester, is believed to be one of the earliest. Its closeness to the terrible events of the notorious massacre of August 16 of 1819 when 18 people in a crowd of […]

Join the revolution!

July 10, 2018 - Anna Husband

  Can you suggest a great item from a museum, gallery or private collection to add to our Revolutionary collection? One that can tell a story of new ideas, change, uprising, invention? If so, we would love to hear from you!   The Age of Revolution focuses on the period 1775 – 1848, a time […]

Captain Cook voyages through The British Library

June 13, 2018 - Richard Moss

The British Library follows the journeys of the man who opened up the world during the Age of Revolution in James Cook: The Voyages Captain James Cook’s name has always been synonymous with exploration and adventure, but even in the 1770s when the American Revolutionary War was underway, such was his fame that none other […]