A new series exploring the long history of struggles for liberty in Britain. Read more
1 Freedom from Absolute Monarchy
A new series exploring the long history of struggles for liberty in Britain.
2 Freedom from Unlawful Detention
The story of the struggle for 'habeas corpus' in an England on the verge of Civil War.
3 Freedom of Religion
How post-Civil War England produced a radical idea - Toleration - and its role today.
4 Freedom of the Press
How a libertine called John Wilkes fought for the right to criticize the powerful, and won
5 Freedom of Association
The struggle of Victorian working men to form trade unions with real negotiating power.
Week One Omnibus - From Magna Carta to Victorian Trade Unions
6 The Abolition of Atlantic Chattel Slavery
The Jamaican slave rebellion that contributed to Britain's abolition of slavery.
7 Catholic Emancipation
The long struggle to free pre-Victorian Catholics from laws barring them from public life.
8 The Married Women's Property Act
The struggle to win married women's right to own property and be counted as full citizens.
9 Gay Rights
The decriminalisation of homosexuality, and the struggle for equal rights that followed.
10 Freedom of Information
How the British public won the right to know more of the truth about the conduct of power.
Week Two Omnibus - From the Abolition of Atlantic Slavery to the Freedom of Information Act