Chris Wrigley

Churchill: Of Words and Deeds

Fifty years on from Winston Churchill’s death, Chris Wrigley surveys the literature available, highlighting key works and lesser-known titles.

Smoking in the First World War

Chris Wrigley explores the hugely beneficial impact of the First World War on the British tobacco industry and looks at how smoking became an approved symbol of comradeship and patriotism.

The Webbs: Working On Trade Union History

For Sidney and Beatrice Webb, recording the struggles of early trade unionism - and subsidising its publication - were an integral part of their social commitment, by Chris Wrigley.

United We Stand

Chris Wrigley reviews a book exploring the 250-year history of British trade unionism.

Campaign for History

Chris Wrigley, President of the Historical Association, tells of the new campaign to make history freely available to all who wish to study it.

May Days And After

From joyous spring rite to politicised holiday – Chris Wrigley traces the annexation of May Day through the efforts of the increasingly active labour movement in the early 1890s.

1926: Social Costs of the Mining Dispute

In 1926 the mining dispute led to the General Strike. Chris Wrigley writes how the memory of the hardship of those months has left a permanent legacy of bitterness in industrial relations in the coal industry.

A.J.P. Taylor at 75

Chris Wrigley reviews the impact of the great historian, celebrating his recent birthday.