This print was made to highlight the inhumane conditions under which enslaved Africans were transported across the Atlantic Ocean, forced to make the long voyage from West Africa to the Americas, tightly packed into the hold of ships and held in chains.
This satirical cartoon is a comment on the Corn Laws - one of the most unpopular pieces of legislation ever to be introduced by the British Government.
Thomas Paine was one of the most influential writers and activists of his time who heavily influenced the American and French revolutions.
The Pussyhat project is a social movement focused on raising awareness about women's issues and advancing human rights.
Mary Wollstonecraft was a revolutionary writer who made a powerful case for educating and emancipating women. She is still regarded as one of the founders of modern British feminism.
The Penny Black postage stamp marked the beginning of a brand new postal system that would transform communication across the world.
The Chartists were a national protest movement who campaigned between 1838 and 1857 for political reform and representation of working class people.
Mary Shelley was one of a number of celebrated female writers of the early 1800s who's writing enabled women to make their voices heard outside of the home.