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Articles tagged : politics
Date
1500–1750
Region
Europe
Palatines in exile: German refugees on Britain's fringes

Protestant refugees from Europe: Huguenots and Palatines  The mass exodus of French Protestant refugees (also known as 'Huguenots') who fled from religious persecution in France afte ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
Asia
The first Indian MP: Dadabhai Naoroji

Migrants as British MPs: Dadabhai Naoroji Dadabhai Naoroji, of Bombay Parsi origin, was the first Indian to be elected to Parliament in Britain. Naoroji travelled to Britain in ...

Date
1750–1900
Region
The Americas
Slavery and the African diaspora: legacies of British slave-ownership

Britain's transatlantic colonies: the forced migration of Africans as slaves The movement of people of African descent to Britain extends throughout history, but the patterns of such move ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Africa
The African diaspora: global solidarity in inter-war Britain

Mussolini, Ethiopia and the new Roman Empire In early 1935, the murderous intentions of the dictator of fascist Italy, Benito Mussolini, to conquer the East African state of Ethiopia ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Polish migration after 2004

Joining the European Union  Polish migration has been one of the largest movements in Britain's post-war migration history. Since Poland joined the European Union in 2004, and thus P ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
Music and migration: songs from the Irish in Birmingham

Recruiting for Birmingham Throughout the twentieth century, the Irish were Britain’s largest foreign-born population. When Britain declared war on Germany in 1939, many Irish-born r ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Asia
Chinese Limehouse and 'Mr Ma and Son'

British expansion in China and Chinese people in Britain The years leading up to the Boxer Uprising in 1899–1901 had seen a period of concerted British expansion in China. ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Asia
Families divided: the campaign for Anwar Ditta and her children

Migration from the Commonwealth: Anwar Ditta and her family After the Second World War, Britain needed labour to help support its industries in the Midlands and the North. Citizens of Bri ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Asia
Indian aristocrats and protest: the story of Sophia Duleep Singh

British India and South Asian migration  South Asians have been migrating to Britain for four centuries. This is due to a number of factors. They include push and pull elements such ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Asia
Communities in action: the Indian Workers' Association

Global roots The formation of the Indian Workers’ Association (IWA) in Coventry from 1938 onwards was the outcome of a number of activities involving immigrant workers that spans no ...

Date
1900–2000s
Region
Europe
'Go Home': responses to migration in Britain today

Go home or face arrest The 2013 ‘Go Home’ van advertising campaign (pictured above) took place in a period of increasing political and public attention to ‘illegal ...