The Evolution of Rural Protest
It is often assumed that protest is an action of those who reside in towns and cities, as civil unrest circulates more freely where populations are denser. But those who live in the countryside are no less desiring of social and economic justice than city-dwellers.
Join us as we explore several rural protests in England across the last two hundred years, telling their stories through the objects and archives held in The MERL collection. We will be looking at not only the causes and consequences of these movements, but tracking how rural protest evolved from a local to a national and ultimately international scale.