Remembering Protest in Britain since 1500

Memory, Materiality and the Landscape

  • Carl J. Griffin
  • Briony McDonagh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Carl J. Griffin, Briony McDonagh
    Pages 1-23
  3. Nicola Whyte
    Pages 25-51
  4. Briony McDonagh, Joshua Rodda
    Pages 53-79
  5. Heather Falvey
    Pages 81-106
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 245-253

About this book


This book offers the first systematic study of the multiple and contested ways in which protest is remembered. Drawing on work in social and cultural history, cultural and historical geography, psychology, anthropology, critical heritage studies, and memory studies, Remembering Protest focuses on the dynamic and lived nature of past protests, asking how conflicted communities and individuals made sense of and mobilized protest past in forging the future. Written by several of the leading historians and historical geographers of protest in early modern and modern Britain, the chapters span the period from 1500 to c.1850 while also speaking to the politics of past protests in the present. In so doing, it also offers the first showcase of the variety of approaches that comprises the vibrant and intellectually fecund ‘new protest history’. Empirically rich but conceptually sophisticated, this book will appeal to those with an interest in protest history, and early modern and modern British history, and historical geography more generally. 


Protest memorials british landscape paintings protest paintings engraviings Peterloo tolpuddle sixteenth century rural workers Depostional evidence Forest of Dean Protest in the English Countryside late-georgian plebeian home Protest heritage

Editors and affiliations

  • Carl J. Griffin
    • 1
  • Briony McDonagh
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SussexBrightonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of HullHullUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74242-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74243-4
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