Tag Archives: Riots

1908: Work or Riot

On October 15, 1908, an Irish clerk and ex-soldier named Wallace Brandford Collins ordered a throng of unemployed men and women in Hyde Park to riot at the British Museum. Collins was described as a man of powerful physique who … Continue reading

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1831: Bristol Burns

W. J. Müller: Bristol Burns (1831) Arising from the House of Lords’s rejection of a bill that would have increased representation in the House of Commons, the 1831 Bristol Riots were part of the long struggle for democracy in the … Continue reading

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