Roberts, Stephen Books

Stephen Roberts is a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences in the University of Birmingham. He has written extensively on the Chartists.

Parliamentary Career of Charles De Laet Waldo Sibthorp, 1826-1855. Ultra-Tory Opposition to Reform in Nineteenth Century Britain
2010 0-7734-1359-6
This book adds to our knowledge of British politics in the period from Catholic Emancipation (1829) to the Great Exhibition (1851). It includes a biographical introduction on Sibthorp, an analytical essay on his ultra-Tory political opinions and extracts with annotations from his very readable and lively speeches in the House of Commons on such issues as Catholic Emancipation, the Maynooth Grant, parliamentary reform, retrenchment, government secrecy, military matters, railways, agricultural protection and the Great Exhibition. This book contains five color photographs.

Radical Politicians and Poets in Early Victorian Britain the Voices of Six Chartist Leaders
1994 0-7734-9126-0
Examines the careers of six Chartist leaders: George White, George Binns, Robert Peddie, Charles Clarke, Thomas Clark and Samuel Kydd. These men came from different regions and represented contrasting approaches and strands within the Chartist movement. Both Peddie and Binns were poets and songwriters, and the work they produced and audiences they reached are important subjects investigated here. The stories of Clark and Kydd are recovered. This book says much that is new about such topics as the work of Chartist missionaries, the events of 1842 and 1848, the Chartist response to the Anti-Corn Law League, the Complete Suffrage Union and the National Parliamentary and Financial Reform Association, the Land Plan, Chartist prison experiences, and later careers of the Chartists.