Posts Tagged ‘international school’
July 6, 2015 by Lydia Syson
What happened to the revolutionaries who managed to escape Paris after the bloody fall of the Commune? Over three thousand ended up in London, men, women and children too. I’ve blogged about following the trail of some of those exiles today at The History Girls. Follow the link to find out more about what I found, including ‘bloody foreigners’, police spies, chemistry lessons and Louise Michel’s International School in Fitzrovia.
June 23, 2015 by Lydia Syson
There is a character in Liberty’s Fire who is not named, but can be easily identified as Louise Michel, the best known of a number of impressive citoyennes featured in this blog post last month. Michel was one of many Communards who took refuge in London, and Fitzrovia in particular, to escape political repression in France in the aftermath of the Commune – even after the ‘Amnesty’ – and it was here that she met my great-great grandmother, N.F.Dryhurst, a member of the English Anarchist group. keep reading
Category Blog | Tags: English Anarchists, Fitzrovia, Fitzrovia Festival, French in exile, Henry Nevinson, international school, Liberty's Fire, Louise Michel, Margaret McMillan, N.F.Dryhust, Paris Commune