Tagged: Blue Plaques

Karl Marx: the London connections

Detail from a photograph of Karl Marx, 1875
Posted:
18 September 2017
Posted By:
Howard Spencer
Categories:
History Uncovered

September 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of the first volume of Das Kapital, Karl Marx's famous critique of capitalism. In this blog, blue plaques historian Howard Spencer explores Marx's life in London, and tells us about five other political exiles commemorated with a plaque. ...

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The Real Wonder Women of WW1

Some of the real wonder owmen of WW1 - left, Dame Maud McCarthy, centre: Hertha Ayrton's blue plaque, left Mary Macarthur addressing crowds
Posted:
26 May 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

It’s the start of summer blockbuster season, and Wonder Woman is the latest hero to hit the cinemas. The film, set during the First World War, was partly filmed at Tilbury Fort in Essex. (It's a popular location to shoot at...) In the movie, Wonder Woman leaves her home on Themyscira to help fi...

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Blue plaques explained: why some people don’t get one

Professor Ronald Hutton, chair of the blue plaques panel
Posted:
10 February 2017
Posted By:
Professor Ronald Hutton
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

The London Blue Plaques scheme is probably the oldest such scheme in the world. It links significant figures of the past to the buildings in the capital in which they lived and worked. The scheme belongs to the people, in that anyone is free to propose somebody for commemoration but the worthiness o...

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