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Chris Wrigley

Fifty years on from Winston Churchill’s death, Chris Wrigley surveys the literature available, highlighting key works and lesser-known titles.

Chris Wrigley explores the hugely beneficial impact of the First World War on the British tobacco industry and looks at how smoking became an approved symbol of comradeship and patriotism.

In exploring child labour Jane Humphries throws fresh light on the family and the world of work in the century from 1750. She builds on the...

The social costs of the 1926 coal lockout in South Wales were high. The mining areas offered little employment for women and had a culture in...

For Sidney and Beatrice Webb, recording the struggles of early trade unionism - and subsidising its publication - were an integral part of their social commitment, by Chris Wrigley.


By Ruth Brocklehurst

Usborne  48pp  £7.99  ISBN 07460...

Chris Wrigley reviews a book exploring the 250-year history of British trade unionism.

Chris Wrigley, President of the Historical Association, tells of the new campaign to make history freely available to all who wish to study it.

From joyous spring rite to politicised holiday – Chris Wrigley traces the annexation of May Day through the efforts of the increasingly active labour movement in the early 1890s.

In 1926 the mining dispute led to the General Strike. Chris Wrigley writes how the memory of the hardship of those months has left a permanent legacy of bitterness in industrial relations in the coal industry.