16 August 2019 marks 200 years since the attack on over 60,000 peaceful pro-democracy protesters that has become known as the Peterloo Massacre. This event, a landmark in British political history, took place in the area of Manchester known today as St Peter’s Square. Against a backdrop of growing unrest due to the injustice of […]
This gem was recently discovered in the Library at Conway Hall. Published by Richard Carlile (1790-1843) in 1819, it is an account of the trial of Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) in 1633 who was charged with heresy by the Catholic Church.
Written by Samuel Kerkham Ratcliffe. Beginnings in Bishopsgate The South Place Society holds a place by itself in London and England. The congregation out of which it grew was formed one hundred and sixty years ago, at a crucial stage of the French Revolution. There is no other association in the country devoted to free religious […]