Who were the Chartists?

This session examines Chartism through the lens of prison interviews conducted by the Home Office in 1840-1841. Using this material, students gain a fascinating insight into the lives of people participating in the early phases of the Chartist movement.

Connections to the curriculum:

  • Edexcel: GCE History, Option 1D, Britain, c1785-c1870: democracy, protest and reform
  • OCR: GCE History A, Unit Y110, British Period Study and enquiry: Peel: Britain 1783-1853

Available as: On site workshop. Find out more about the types of session we offer.

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at The National Archives

2 hours

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 5

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