The Life and times of Frederick Engels in Manchester

His knick-name was the “general” he lived in rented accommodation under a pseudonym most of his life, he was followed by the Prussian secret police, he rode with the Cheshire hunt and his best friend just happened to be Karl Marx. Trace the enigmatic steps of one of the 19th century’s most influential thinkers.

Along with Marx, Engels was the genius behind the Communist Manefesto his sharp wit and brilliant analysis are just as relevant today as ever, his intelligent understanding of what was happening in the earth resounds through his writing. On this walk retrace Engels steps through the opposing worlds of wealth and poverty, the streets of disease and the desperate poor, gain an insight into the forces that formed this hero of the left. 

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