Category Archive: Kennington

Nov 19

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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