Newcastle was a breeding ground of Irish Home Rule politics during the second half of the nineteenth century.
List of events in this era
Francesca Mary Wilson was a schoolteacher and humanitarian who made a substantial contribution to British and international relief efforts, both through her practical work in the field and through
CWS had bought land on this site in 1890, then built and opened in 1899 a complex of warehouses, officers and meeting rooms which formed the nerve centre of the Newcastle Branch of the CWS’ operati
In the 1890s England was home to Russian émigrés of many political stripes.
The Clousden Hill Free Communist and Co-operative Colony was for a time an internationally famous anarchist-communist inspired 'land colony' enjoying strong links with local co-operative societies.
Dr Ethel Williams, Newcastle's first female doctor, radical suffragist and pacifist, moved to the city in 1896. Her initial home in Newcastle was on Ellison Place; she then lived
In the late 1890s CWS began to construct what would become one of its major industrial complexes in the country, at Pelaw in Gateshead.
‘Rudolf Abel’ (Willie Fisher), the Soviet spy exchanged for the American U2 pilot Gary Powers in 1962 (after having been in prison in the USA since 1957), was born at 140 Clara Street, Benwell, on
The atrocities in the Congo Free State – the private kingdom ruled by the Belgian monarch Leopold II – gave rise to an international humanitarian campaign, with Britain as a particular hub of activ
In 1909 the women of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) who had been imprisoned for damaging property went on hunger strike when their request to be treated as political prisoners was re