Charles Booth’s London

This post has been reposted from the LSE website to highlight this exciting new resource. Charles Booth’s Inquiry Into the Life and Labour of the People in London was a path-breaking investigation into the social conditions faced by Londoners living in the...

Image of the month, June 2015: John Bull and the Sinking Fund

The first ‘Image of the Month’ is ‘John Bull and the Sinking Fund: a petty scheme for reducing the taxes + buying off the national debt’ by caricaturist James Gillray and published by Hannah Humphrey in February 1807. This hand-tinted etching...

History in the LSE Library

This guest post was written by Paul Horsler, History Librarian at LSE Library. Come to History Day on Tuesday 20 January and meet the team from the LSE Library in person!   LSE’s motto ‘to know the causes of things’ is an apt motif for historians, as we spend...