Karl Marx is regarded by many as one of the greatest of political thinkers and one of the most influential voices of modern times.
This gilded bronze statue, known as the ‘Golden Boys’ honours Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), James Watt (1736-1819) and William Murdoch (1754 – 1839).
The Great Famine was a period of mass starvation and disease in Ireland. It lead to the migration of perhaps two million Irish 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.
Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1758 – 1806) was born into slavery in St Domingue (now Haiti) he went on to become the first ruler of the independent republic.