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His research interests lie in the political and intellectual history of Britain since 1850. He has written on class, popular political economy, Victorian scandals and trade union legislation. His current research examines pictorial propaganda in modern British politics.
Dr Thompson welcomes research proposals in all areas of modern British history. He is particularly interested in proposals addressing modern British intellectual history and political culture.
British political culture and the idea of ‘public opinion’, 1867-1914 (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
Co-edited with David Craig, Languages of Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Palgrave, 2013)
“Modern liberty redefined” in G. Stedman Jones & G. Claeys, The Cambridge History of Nineteenth Century Political Thought (CUP, 2011), pp. 720-747
‘Printed statistics and the public sphere: numeracy, electoral politics and the visual culture of numbers, 1880-1914’ in T. Crook and G. O’Hara, Numbers and the People: Statistics and the Public Sphere in Modern Britain, c.1750- c.1950 (Routledge, 2011), pp. 121-43
‘“Pictorial lies”?: posters and politics in Britain, 1880-1914’, Past and Present, 197 (November 2007), 177-210
‘Political economy, the labour movement and the minimum wage, 1880-1914’ in E. H. H. Green and D. Tanner eds., The strange survival of liberal England: political leaders, moral values and the reception of economic debate (Cambridge, 2007), pp. 62-88
‘The BBC and the Victorians’ in M. Taylor & M. Wolff eds., The Victorians since 1901 (Manchester, 2004). pp. 150-67
‘“A nearly related people”: German views of the British labour market, 1870-1900’ in D. Winch & P. K. O'Brien, The political economy of British historical experience 1688-1914 (British Academy, Oxford, 2002), 93-119
‘L'histoire sociale de la Grande-Bretagne du XIX siecle entre crise et renouveau’, Revue eurpeenne d'histoire sociale 2 (2002), 20-36
‘The genesis of the 1906 Trades Disputes Act’, Twentieth Century British History 9, 2 (1998), 175-200
‘The reception of Lujo Brentano's thought in Britain, 1870-1910’, (Centre for History and Economics, King's College, Cambridge, Working Paper, October 1998)