John B, Year 13
‘The English working class was “made” in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.’ Discuss.
The English working class has long held a key place in history, both in an active and passive role. Helping to inspire Marx and Engels in the creation of their Communist Manifesto, it powered the world’s first industrial economy through decades of turbulent social change, the exponential growth in commerce and manufacturing that is the modern era and two world wars.
Link to the Robson History Prize: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/essay-prizes/history