The story of two key figures in radical thought
Gareth Stedman Jones is Professor of the History of Ideas, Queen Mary University of London and author of works such as Outcast London, Languages of Class and An End to Poverty? He is a leading authority on the intellectual history of socialism since the 19th century. His book Marx: Greatness and Illusion was published in 2016.
Rachel Holmes is a writer, journalist and cultural historian. Her biography Eleanor Marx: A Life was published in 2014 to great acclaim. Inspired by her research on Eleanor’s feminist activism, she is now working on a book about the suffragette campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst.
Original documents from the British Library’s collections relating to Karl and Eleanor Marx are on display in the Treasures Gallery from 1 May to 5 August.