The guillotine is best known as a method of executing those condemned to death during the French Revolution.
The loom contributed to the transformation of textile weaving from a ‘cottage industry’ to a focus of mass production on an industrial scale.
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.
The Pussyhat project is a social movement focused on raising awareness about women's issues and advancing human rights.
Olaudah Equiano was an African-born writer who documented his experiences of capture and enslavement and became involved in the movement to abolish slavery.
This illustrated novel by Frances Trollope (1779-1863) was published in monthly parts in 1840, costing one shilling apiece.
The Chartists were a national protest movement who campaigned between 1838 and 1857 for political reform and representation of working class people.
The maltreatment of the ‘Tolpuddle Martyrs’, as they became known, helped pave the way for the creation of trade unions and the protection of employees' rights.
This song tells the story of the Nore mutiny in 1797 and the execution of its ‘chief mutineer’ Richard Parker.
One of the ways British people tried to challenge slavery, was to stop buying sugar - one of the most profitable products of the Caribbean plantations.