Political Meetings Mapper

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

We have mapped over 5000 weekly meetings held by the Chartist political movement between 1841 and 1844, as advertised in the Northern Star newspaper.

map of locations


What's on this site?



Kennington Common









Chartist meeting at Kennington Common, 10 April 1848


What is Political Meetings Mapper?

Political meetings mapper is a collaboration between Dr Katrina Navickas, senior lecturer 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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