The essay: Britain’s cautious revolutionaries

While Europe's early socialists sought to smash the system, their counterparts in Britain were content to work within it. By Jon Lawrence to accompany the Radio 4 series British Socialism: The Grand Tour

Benjamin Tillett, organiser of the Docker's Union and leader of the London Transport Worker's strike in 1911, addressing a rally of the strikers. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the March 2018 issue of BBC History Magazine

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