‘Hot spots’ and ‘Heartlands’

Local histories of Britain’s War Resisters 1914-1918
The SHS will host speaker Cyril Pearce for an online talk at 2pm, Saturday, 24th April.

Free entry, all welcome but registration required:

For a hundred years the received wisdom has been that Britain’s part in the First World War was universally popular and that those who opposed it were at the margin and of no account – eccentric and a little odd.
Using the research on which his book Communities of Resistance (Francis Boutle, 2020) is based Cyril Pearce will identify these ‘eccentrics’ and suggest a different story where communities and groups of neighbouring communities had within them more and more active war resister than the received view might allow.