Friday, 2 December 2016

Chartist Ancestors calendar 2017 - free to download

If you are looking for a 2017 calendar, then look no further. You can now download the Chartists Ancestors calendar by clicking the link below.

Set out at one month to page in landscape A4 format, the calendar runs from January to December and includes a different picture each month.

You can download it in two formats – either as an easy-to-print PDF or in PowerPoint 2016 if you want to add notes and entries of your own.

Almost all the pictures are taken either from the Chartist Ancestors blog or from Chartist Ancestors proper, and you will usually be able to find out a bit more information by browsing the sites.

I hope you enjoy and are able to use the calendar. Please do share it (or at least a link to this page) with as many people as you think might be interested.

Chartist Ancestors calendar PDF
Chartist Ancestors calendar PowerPoint 2016

(If you were looking for the Chartist Ancestors 2016-2017 academic year calendar, it's here.)

The grave story of Peter Bussey, the Bradford Chartist


Peter Bussey’s gravestone in the Yorkshire town of Farsley is a substantial thing. It marks the last resting place of one of the leading figures in Yorkshire Chartism and in the radical causes of the 1830s that preceded it, and of his wife and daughters.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Louis Blanc's Chartist connection: a letter to Holyoake

The French socialist Louis Blanc had been a significant figure in the provisional government of 1848. But despite having popular support for his plans to guarantee work for all, the left was a minority in government, and Blanc fled into exile after narrowly escaping arrest or worse.

Monday, 15 August 2016

And the rain came down in torrents… Why did Chartist meetings so often lead to a soaking?

“I hold in my hand a charter – the people’s charter,” declared Dr Arthur Wade. Selected by the London Working Men’s Association to represent it at a rally called by the Glasgow trades, Wade had been entrusted with the task of unveiling the LWMA’s latest publication, its People’s Charter.

But if the event itself was accounted a great success, the People’s Charter might have been thought something of a damp squib – both figuratively and literally. For Wade’s great announcement was barely mentioned in newspaper coverage, coming as it did rather late in the proceedings. And, as it happened, the rally had been beset by continuous rain throughout the day, so the proof copies brandished by the LWMA’s representative must have been somewhat soggy.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Chartist Ancestors calendar - download it now

I have used some of the pictures from the Chartist Ancestors website to create a calendar for the academic year 2016-2017. It runs from September this year to September next inclusive.

Like the rest of the site, the calendar is, of course, free to download. I hope you like it - please feel free to share the calendar and the link with others.

I will try to do something for the January to December 2017 calendar year nearer the time.

Download the Chartist Ancestors calendar 2016-2017.