87. WRITING ON THE WALL: GRAFFITI, REBELLION AND THE MAKING OF 18TH-CENTURY BRITAIN

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87. WRITING ON THE WALL: GRAFFITI, REBELLION AND THE MAKING OF 18TH-CENTURY BRITAIN
Alice Loxton, Madeleine Pelling
Friday 28th June 17:00 (60 Min)
Stove Tent by Viking
What if walls could talk? For historian Madeleine Pelling, they can - if you know where to look. From the centre of London to the islands of the Caribbean, Pelling goes in search of graffiti, evidence of how ordinary people experienced the world-changing events that defined their lives - from political prisoners to sex workers, homesick sailors, Romantic poets and the artisans of the industrial revolution. Here are lives, loves, triumphs and failures, scratched into the walls of prisons and latrines, chalked up on doors and etched into windows. The names of their creators may be lost to history, but together they tell the real story of Britain's most rebellious and transformative century.
Event Theme: Society
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