Within revolution, there has always been romance…
Mary Wollstonecraft strongly disagreed with the treatment of women within the institution of marriage, even though she would go on to marry her lover William Godwin. Friedrich Engels discovered love when he was researching the lives of the working class in the slums of Manchester, meeting Irish immigrant Mary Burns who he had a relationship with for over 20 years. Beatrice and Sidney Webb, who as a couple played a huge role in the formation of both the Fabian Society and the Labour Party, didn’t marry until after the death of Beatrice’s father, and after much persuasion.
Join this special tour of our main galleries and hear about love stories through history – a perfect date for romantic radicals.
The Left Bank cafe bar will be open until 8.00pm for those who would like to end their tour with a glass of wine or hot drink.
Suitable for 16+