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Armed with 150 pints of pristine milk and a Russian banner, the British Committee of Hundred demonstrated in front of the Soviet embassy in London on 1 November 1961. 'Stop! No nuclear test with a 50... [Item of the Day]
The British suffragettes were ladies with a fighting spirit. The women of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) were used to throwing stones and smashing the windows of government buildings.... [Item of the Day]
Tensions arose between Great Britain and Russia during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. Russia had gained increasing influence in the Eastern Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean. People in England,... [Item of the Day]
The Kashnor collection at the IISH is named after the London book antiquarians who sold their collection to the Institute in 1937. It contains thousands of pamphlets, brochures, and books on British... [Item of the Day]
July 3 1863 was the founding date of the Co-operative Wholesale Society in Manchester. The roots of the co-operative movement are in England. In 1844 seven weavers founded the Rochdale Equitable Co-... [Item of the Day]
In 1916 Harold Bing (1897-1975) refused to serve in the army because he was a conscientious objector, and was imprisoned in Winchester for three years. The young man was allowed to write a long... [Item of the Day]
The great British 1926 general strike officially lasted ten days. It started on May 3 to protest against a planned reduction in miners' wages. The strike effectively stopped all activity. The Trade... [Item of the Day]
Roman Catholic Irish were subdued to ethnic cleansing policy by Oliver Cromwell. After his suppression of a rebellion against the English in 1649 he ordered that the Irish were allowed to live west... [Item of the Day]
In 1980 the British trade union TUC struggled with the Thatcher government. To protest against the economic and employment policies it called for a national "day of action", which led to a violent... [Item of the Day]
In its February 1948 issue, Chayenu, the magazine of the British socialist Zionists, warns about the increase in anti-Semitism in England after the war. Anti-Semites have gained a base among the... [Item of the Day]