Political Meetings Mapper

Chartism was the biggest movement for democracy in 19th century Britain. But where did the Chartists hold their meetings?

We have mapped over 5000 weekly meetings and lecture tours held by the Chartist political movement between 1841 and 1845, as advertised in the Northern Star newspaper.

map of locations


What's on this site?


 Northern Star cover



the Northern Star newspaper, British Library collections



What is Political Meetings Mapper?

Political meetings mapper is a collaboration between Dr Katrina Navickas, reader in history at the University of Hertfordshire, and British Library Labs  (funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation).

It was one of the two winning entries to the 2015 British Library Labs competition.

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