Sunday, April 29, 2007

Kropotkin in Bromley

Following on from our recent discovery of 19th century French anarchist Louise Michel living in East Dulwich, we can now add that her friend and contemporary, Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921) lived in exile in Bromley. There's even a plaque to mark this on the house at 6 Crescent Road, Bromley (known at the time as Viola Cottage).

Kropotkin moved to Bromley in 1894, and while he was living there developed his anarchist-communist perspective in his best known books: Fields, Factories, and Workshops, Mutual Aid, and Ethics. He was visted there in 1899 by Emma Goldman.

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