In the late 19th century, middle class Britain became fascinated by the existence of a foreign presence in its very own cities and towns. Slums, and the sordid stories of sexual violence and vice within them, held newspaper readers rapt with curiosity and fear.

Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: History Today
From the Editor: The Many and the Few

By Paul Lay

The path to democracy is a long one. It should not be taken for granted. This month marks the 150th anniversary of the passing of the Second Reform Act, enabled by that most beguiling of political chancers, Benjamin Disraeli. It granted the vote to all householders in boroughs, as well as lodgers who [...]
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
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