I have started this blog to publicise my work as a freelance historian and consultant. I have been researching and writing about radical, socialist and labour history for many years. My published work includes Never Counted Out!, a biography of Len Johnson, the Manchester boxer and Communist; The Wearing of the Green, a political history of the Irish in Manchester; “Up Then Brave Women”: Manchester’s Radical Women 1819-1918: Doctor Who and the Communist, a pamphlet on the television writing of Malcolm Hulke; and “For the sake of the women who are to come after” Manchester’s radical women 1914-1945. For more information on my books and other publications, please go here.
I am an active member of the Mary Quaile Club which organises regular events on working class history and the links with today’s society.
From time to time I lead history walks around the city centre in Manchester: the subjects include Votes for Women, the Irish in Manchester, Black Radicals in Manchester and Marx and Engels in Manchester.
This is a clip from a walk I did with Maxine Peake and Miranda Sawyer for the BBC programme The Culture Show a couple of years ago. In addition to my programme of walks I am happy to provide a walk by commission, and have done for so for a variety of organisations, including a number of trade unions.
I am available to act as a historical consultant and can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For better or worse I am on Twitter @mjherbert