Dan Chatterton

Chatterton, Dan autobiography

Chatterton portrait & a cover of The Scorcher

Written a few years before he died, Chatterton describes his time as a lifelong London working class radical and revolutionist.

No God, No Devil. No Heaven, No Hell - Dan Chatterton, The Scorcher (1894)

Chatterton's call for an end to religion, the abolition of Monarchy, Parliament, "the entire monetary system" and for "Building the Commune, in the Freedom of Co-operative Community". For those ruling class members who object, the option is offered of "a nine foot drop". Vive La Commune.

The Abolition of the Queen, Lords and Commons - Dan Chatterton, The Scorcher

Addressed to the Prime Minister of the day - Chatterton's Communist programme for overthrowing the ruling class; abolition of Royalty, Houses of Lords and Commons; disbanding of Army, Navy and Police forces and an end to Imperialist rule abroad; to be achieved, if necessary, by bloody guerilla war; the establishment of a People's Commune implementing one hour's work a day for all..

Reds On The Green - A Short Tour of Clerkenwell Radicalism

Insurgents burning Clerkenwell Priory, 1381.

This text is a short sketch of the radical history of the Clerkenwell area, its characters and events.

Chatterton, Dan and his 'Atheistic Communistic Scorcher' - Andrew Whitehead

Dan Chatterton

Communist atheist pamphleteer, bill poster, slum dweller, early birth control advocate, fierce public ranter; Dan Chatterton is one of the most fascinating and undeservably obscure characters of the London radical scene in the second half of the 19th century.

Obituary for Dan Chatterton, 1820-1895

Obituary for British anarchist Dan Chatterton, who died in 1895