Communist Party


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Characters Lettice Cooper
The story is set in a town called Aire, which has been variously identified as Leeds and Sheffield. It depicts the socialist movement at a moment of transition: the rich industrialist Marsdens, the old-money...
Education Iris Murdoch
At the same time as applying for her place at Newnham, she kept her options open by applying for a lectureship at Sheffield University and a place at Vassar in New York State, as...
Education Iris Murdoch
IM was offered a scholarship to continue her studies in the United States, but was unable to accept, as she was denied a visa on the grounds of her former involvement with the Communist Party
Family and Intimate relationships Tillie Olsen
They shared their involvement in Communist politics. Communists, however, did not recognize the prohibitions of bourgeois morality and Tillie continued to make love with other men besides her husband.
Reid, Panthea. Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles. Rutgers University Press, 2010.
67, 65
By her twenty-third birthday...
Family and Intimate relationships Jackie Kay
JK 's adoptive mother (my mum), Helen Kay , was (like her husband) a white Communist Party activist. She came from Lochgelly in Fife, where her father was a miner,
Kay, Jackie. Red Dust Road. Pan Macmillan, 2010.
Family and Intimate relationships Jackie Kay
JK 's adoptive father, John Kay , a Glaswegian and a draughtsman by trade, left this job to become a full-time Communist Party worker.
Kay, Jackie. Red Dust Road. Pan Macmillan, 2010.
Years later he stood as Communist candidate for the Gorbals/Queen's...
Family and Intimate relationships Rosamond Lehmann
RL met the businessman and would-be artist Wogan Philipps while living in Newcastle with her first husband. Becoming a lifelong Communist and a farmer during the Spanish Civil War, Philipps was the only Communist Party
Family and Intimate relationships Christabel Pankhurst
CP publicly announced that Sylvia Pankhurst 's East London Federation would no longer be attached to the WSPU .
Marcus, Jane, editor. “Introduction / Appendix”. Suffrage and the Pankhursts, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1987, pp. 1 - 17, 306.
Family and Intimate relationships Christabel Pankhurst
In January 1914, CP called Sylvia to Paris to demand that Sylvia's East London Federation should break its ties to the WSPU . Although their mother's suffragist impulse had originally grown in close relation to...
Family and Intimate relationships Deborah Levy
DL 's father, Norman Levy , was the twin youngest child of Lithuanian immigrants. He was a teacher and an anti-apartheid campaigner: a Communist , a member of organizations like the banned African National Congress
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Taylor
Through the Communist PartyET met Raymond or Ray Russell , a railwayman's son who was apprenticed in the furniture-making business but longed to be a painter.
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books, 2009.
She wrote of their early involvement: I...
Family and Intimate relationships Sylvia Pankhurst
From this point the East London Federation of Suffragettes dropped its connection with the WSPU. In 1916, on hearing about an anti-conscription rally organized by Sylvia, Emmeline Pankhurst cabled from America: Strongly repudiate Sylvia's foolish...
Fictionalization Anne Askew
Knowledge of AA 's writing spread rapidly. The reactionary Stephen Gardiner , Bishop of Winchester, complained on 6 June 1547 of the number of copies in circulation.
Beilin, Elaine V., and Anne Askew. “Introduction”. The Examinations of Anne Askew, Oxford University Press, 1996.
John Foxe gave it a still wider...
Literary responses Nancy Cunard
Although NC had received so much press attention during her research, there were not many reviews of NEGRO. The United States press largely ignored it. In London it was reviewed by the Daily Worker...
Literary Setting Edith Templeton
This story is set in Prague (ET 's birthplace), which is now under Communist rule. The protagonist, a traveller to the city, has a brief affair with a Russian, and later learns that everything...


Victoria Park in East London was opened to the public as the first public park in Britain. (The more famous London parks belonged to the Crown.) Situated among the poor, working-class districts of the East...
26 January 1910
The Woman Worker, the journal of the National Federation of Women Workers , ended publication in London.
December 1914
German anti-militarists including Rosa Luxemburg , Clara Zetkin , and Karl Liebknecht founded the secret political organization called the Spartakusbund or Spartacus League.
June 1920
The British Communist Party was founded—in a year when socialism was militant in Britain, and when Churchill sent tanks against Communists in Glasgow as well as in Poland.
Late October 1924
A letter inciting Britons to revolution, purportedly written by Grigori Evseyevich Zinoviev and sent from the Third International to the small British Communist Party , was obtained by and published in the British press.
12 March 1925
Chinese ruler Sun Yat-sen , author of the Chinese revolution of 1912 and father of the republic, died unexpectedly, unleashing a wave of popular protest (which had foreign influence as one of its prime targets)...
March 1926
The Woman Worker began monthly publication in London from the Communist Party of Great Britain.
Josephine Ward published a fiction about the early twentieth-century Italian dictator: The Shadow of Mussolini.
February 1927
Alice Holland produced the first issue of Working Woman, a monthly Communist Party paper published in London.
March 1929
The last issue of Working Woman, a Communist Party paper, was published in London.
1 January 1930
The Daily Worker, newspaper of the British Communist Party , issued its first number; its last number appeared on 23 April 1966, after which the name changed to the Morning Star.
24 April 1932
Five hundred people, mostly male industrial workers, set out on what became known as the Kinder Scout trespass, claiming the public right to roam on privately-owned open land.
US feminist and writer Agnes Smedley , a supporter of Communist forces in China, published China's Red Army Marches, an account of the organization and growth of the Red Army 's campaign against the Kuomintang.
February 1936
The awesome trio
Laity, Paul. “The left’s ace of clubs”. Guardian Unlimited.
of political theorist Harold Laski , publisher Victor Gollancz , and writer and Labour MP John Strachey established the Left Book Club (LBC) .
21 January 1941-26 August 1942
The Daily Worker, the newspaper of the British Communist Party , was suppressed under Defence Regulations.