Podcast: ED Morel, a past master at the politics of dissent

He's the man who dared challenge the consensus about the First World War – and was sent to prison as a result. He led the first great humanitarian campaign of the 20th century. And he was hotly tipped to become foreign secretary – before his premature and sudden death led to him being written out of the history books.

This is the story of ED Morel, the great unknown historian of the last century. His life has been studied by biographer Donald Mitchell, who we've been speaking to for our latest podcast. You can listen to the interview in full here:

The Politics Of Dissent: A Biography of ED Morel is available now from SilverWood books

Comments

Load in comments

More Podcasts

  • Energy decision time - the sparks will fly over the next decade

    Podcast: Britain's energy crossroads

    It's decision time for Britain's energy debate. Not in the next week or so, or even the next few months. But in the next ten years or so, when our politicians will be making a series of crunch decisions that will determine the nature of the UK's energy mix for much of the next century.

  • A tough gig, but someone's got to do it

    Podcast: The perils of being Europe minister

    We speak to Europe minister David Lidington about the trials and tribulations of life in one of the coalition's toughest jobs.

  • England: A new national anthem needed, for starters?

    Podcast: The English question

    Something is stirring at the heart of the United Kingdom. After centuries of contentment, are the English becoming restive for more political power?

  • Margaret Thatcher's coffin lies in St Paul's Cathedral for her funeral service

    Podcast: Laying Margaret Thatcher to rest

    Politics.co.uk has been on the crowded streets of London this week, talking to those gathered to see off Britain's first female prime minister on the occasion of her funeral in St Paul's Cathedral.

Politics Newsletter

Hot topics

  • Turning up the temperature: Standard of living and action on  climate change don't make easy bedfellows

    Britain's great energy debate

    Can you tackle climate change without ruining our quality of life? Politics.co.uk takes an in-depth look at an issue with no easy solutions.

  • Prison book ban: Earned privilege or human right?

    Prison book ban

    Authors and prison reform campaigners join forces to get Chris Grayling to think again on his ban on sending books to prisoners.

Podcast