Category: Kennington

London – South of the Thames: Chapter V

This is a digitised copy of the book “London – South of the Thames”┬áby Sir Walter Besant Published in London by Adam & Charles Black (1912) This is in its raw form. Sections will be improved manually on this blog as time goes on. CHAPTER V KENNINGTON On the south-east of Lambeth Hes the town …

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The Kennington Chartists

The earliest known photo of a mass gathering of people – the Chartist meeting on Kennington Common 10 April 1848. The image is a daguerreotype, an early form of photograph. The Kennington Common meeting was the last time the Chartists attempted to present a petition to Parliament. Fearing an attempted revolution, the Government prepared immensely …

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