Seminario Interuniversitario de Investigadores del Fascismo

Fascismo en Gran Bretaña. Una síntesis bibliográfica (en constante construcción)

Estudios genéricos, visiones de conjunto y obras de consulta*

Robert BENEWICK: The Fascist movement in Britain, Londres, Allen Lane, 1972.

Colin CROSS: The Fascists in Britain, Londres, Barrie and Rockliff, 1961.

Julie GOTTLIEB and Thomas P. LINEHAN (eds.): The Culture of Fascism: Visions of the Far Right in Britain, Londres, Tauris, 2004.

Jeffrey HAMM: Mosley’s Blackshirts: The Inside story of the British Union of Fascists 1932-1940, Londres, Black House Publishing, 1986.

D.S. LEWIS: Illusions of Grandeur: Mosley, Fascism and British Society 1931-1981, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1987.

Thomas P. LINEHAN: British Fascism, 1918-1939: Parties, Ideology and Culture, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2000.

A. MITCHELL: “Mosley and the BUF: British Fascism in the 1930s”, Modern History Review, Vol. 4, 4(1993), pp. 18-21.

Frederic MULLALLY: Fascism Inside England, London, Claud Morris, 1946.

Martin PUGH: Hurrah For the Blackshirts! Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars, Londres Pimlico, 2006.

Martin PUGH, “Britain and its Empire“, in: R.J.B. BOSWORTH (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Fascism, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 489-506.

Philip REES: Fascism in Britain, Sussex, Branch Line, 1979.

Richard THURLOW: Fascism in Britain: from Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts to the National Front, Londres/Nueva York, Tauris, 1998.

  • Id. y Kenneth LUNN (eds.): British Fascism, Londres, Croom Helm, 1980.

Discurso, práctica, estructura y evolución política

John D. BREWER: “The British Union of Fascists: Some Tentative Conclusions on its Membership”, en S.U. LARSEN et al. (eds.): Who Were the Fascists, Bergen, Universitetsforlaget, 1980, pp. 542-556.

Robert G. CANNING: Mind Britain’s business: British Union foreign policy, Londres, Steven Books, 1998.

Nigel COPSEY: “Opposition to the New Party: An Incipient Anti-Fascism or a Defense Against ‘Mosleyitis’?”, Contemporary British History, Vol. 23, 4(2009), pp. 461-475.

Mike CRONIN (ed.): The failure of British fascism: the far right and the fight for political recognition, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 1996.

Stephen CULLEN: “The Development of the Ideas and Policy of the British Union of Fascists”, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 22, 1(1993), pp. 115-136.

R.M. DOUGLAS: “The Swastika and the Shamrock: British Fascism and the Irish Question, 1918-1940”, Albion, Vol. 29, 1(1997), pp. 57-75. [Disponible en:]

J. HOPE: “British Fascism and the State 1917-1927: A Re-Examination of the Documentary Evidence”, Labour History Review, Vol. 57, 3(1992), pp. 72-83.

Tony MILLIGAN: “The British Union of Fascists. Policy in Relation to Scotland”, Scottish Economic and Social History, Vol. 19, 1(1999), pp. 1-17.

Martin PUGH: “The British Union of Fascists and the Olympia Debate”, The Historical Journal, Vol. 41, 2(1998), pp. 529-542.

Dan STONE: “The English Mystery, the BUF, and the Dilemmas of British Fascism”, The Journal of Modern History, Vol. 75, 2(2003), pp. 336-358.

Richard THURLOW: “British fascism and state Surveillance, 1934-45”, Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 3, 1(1988), pp. 77-99.

G.C. WEBBER: “Patterns of Membership and Support for the British Union of Fascists”, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 19, 4(1984), pp. 575-606.

Steven WOODBRIDGE: “Fraudulent Fascism: The Attitude of Early British Fascists towards Mosley and the New Party”, Contemporary British History, Vol. 23, 4(2009), pp. 493-507.

Matthew WORLEY: “What was the new party? Sir Oswald Mosley and associated responses to the ‘crisis’, 1931−1932”, History, Vol. 92, 305(2007). pp. 39-63.

  • “Oswald Mosley and the New Party”, Contemporary British History (Special issue), Vol. 23, 4(2009), pp. 421-617.
  • “Introduction: the New Party”, Contemporary British History, Vol. 23, 4(2009), pp. 421-423.
  • Oswald Mosley and the New Party, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 2010.
  • “Finding Fascism: the politics of Sir Oswald Mosley, 1929-32”, en N.K. KARCHER. Y A.G. KJOSTVEDT (eds.): “Movements and Ideas of the Extreme Right in Europe”, Zivilisationen & Geschichte, 21(2012), pp. 103-116.

Identidad política, ideológica y cultural del fascismo británico

Philip M. COUPLAND: “The Blackshirt in Britain: The Meanings and Function of Political Uniform,” en Julie GOTTLIEB and Thomas P. LINEHAN (eds.): The Culture of Fascism: Visions of the Far Right in Britain, Londres, Tauris, 2004, pp. 100-115.

  • “The Blackshirted Utopians”, Journal of Contemporary History, 33(1998), pp. 255-272.

Jakub DRÁBIK: “Oswald Mosley’s Concept of a United Europe. A Contribution to the Study of Pan-European Nationalism”, The Twentieth Century, 2(2012), pp. 53-65. [Disponible en:]

Pamela FISHER y Roy FISHER: “Tomorrow We Live. Fascist Visions of Education in 1930s Britain”, British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol. 30, 1(2009), pp. 71-82.

Julie GOTTLIEB, “The Marketing of Megalomania: Celebrity, consumption and the development of political technology in the British Union of Fascists”, Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 41, 1(2006), pp. 35-55.

Thomas P. LINEHAN: “The British Union of Fascists as a Totalitarian Movement and political religion”, Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, Vol. 5, 3(2004), pp. 397-418.

Thomas LINEHAN, “ ‘On the Side of Christ’: Fascist Clerics in 1930s Britain”, Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions Vol. 8, 2 (2007), pp. 287-301.

Gary LOVE: “‘What’s the Big Idea?’: Oswald Mosley, the British Union of Fascists and Generic Fascism,” Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 42, 3(2007), pp. 447-468.

Graham MACKLIN, “ ‘Onward Blackshirts!’: Music and the British Union of Fascists”, Patterns of Prejudice Vol. 47, 4 (2013), pp. 430-457.

W.F. MANDLE: Anti-Semitism and the British Union of Fascists, Londres, Longmans, 1968.

Richard MOORE-COLYER: “Towards ‘Mother Earth’: Jorian Jenks, Organicism, the Right and the British Union of Fascists”, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 39, 3(2004), pp. 353-371.

Michael SPURR: “‘Living the Blackshirt Life’: Culture, Community and the British Union of Fascists, 1932-1940,” Contemporary European History, Vol. 12, 3(2003), pp. 305-322.

L. SUSSER: “Fascism, Literary Modernism and Modernization: The British Case”, Tel Aviv Jahrbuch für Deutsche Geschichte, Part 18 (1989), pp. 463-486.

Richard THURLOW: “Destiny and doom: Spengler, Hitler and ‘British’ fascism”, Patterns of Prejudice, Vol. 15, 4(1981), pp. 17-33.

Tom VILLIS: British Catholics and Fascism: Religious Identity and Political Extremism Between the Wars, Nueva York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Steven WOODBRIDGE: “The Nature and Development of the Concept of National Synthesis in British Fascist Ideology, 1920-1940”, Tesis doctoral inédita, University of Kingston, 1997.

Matthew WORLEY: “Why fascism? Sir Oswald Mosley and the conception of the British Union of Fascists”, History, Vol. 96, 321(2011), pp. 68-83.

-Masculinidades: el ideal de hombre fascista

Tony COLLINS: “Return to Manhood: the Cult of Masculinity and the British Union of Fascists”, The International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol. 16, 4(1999), pp. 145-162.

Julie GOTTLIEB: “Body Fascism in Britain: Building the Blackshirt in the Inter-War Period”, Contemporary European History, Vol. 20, 2(2011), pp. 111-136.

Michael SPURR: “’Playing for fascism’: sportsmanship, anti-Semitism and the British Union of Fascists”, Patterns of Prejudice, Vol. 37, 4(2003), pp. 359-376.

Ina ZWEINIGER-BARGIELOWSKA: “Building a British Superman: Physical Culture in Interwar Britain,” Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 41, 4(2006), pp. 595-610.

-Mujer y fascismo en Gran Bretaña

Stephen CULLEN: “Four Women for Mosley: Women in the British Union of Fascists, 1932-1940,” Oral History, Vol. 24, 1(1996), pp. 49-59.

Martin DURHAM: “Britain”, en Kevin PASSMORE (ed.): Women, Gender and Fascism in Europe, 1919-45, New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 2003, pp. 214-234.

  • “Gender and the British Union of Fascists”, Journal of Contemporary History, 3(1992), pp. 513-527.
  • “Women in the British Union of Fascists”, en S. OLDFIELD (ed.): This Working-Day World, Londres, CRC Press, 1994, pp. 101-108.

Julie GOTTLIEB: Feminine Fascism: Women in Britain’s Fascist Movement, 1923-1945, Londres, Tauris, 2000.

  • “Suffrage Experience Trough the Filter of Fascism”, en C. EUSTACE, J. RYAN y L. UGOLINI (eds.): A Suffrage Reader. Charting Directions in British Suffrage History, Londres, Leicester University Press, 2002.

K. KILLIN: “Women and British Fascism”, Modern History Review, Vol. 4, 4(1993), pp. 21-23.

Violencia política en la British Union of Fascists

Robert BENEWICK: Political violence & public order: a study of British fascism, Londres, Allen Lane, 1969.

Stephen CULLEN: “Political Violence: The Case of the British Union of Fascists”, Journal of Contemporary History, 28(1993), pp. 245-267.

Daniel TILLES: “Bullies or Victims? A Study of British Union of Fascists Violence”, Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, Vol. 7, 3(2006), pp. 327-346.

Perspectiva comparada y enfoques transnacionales

Claudia BALDOLI: Exporting Fascism: Italian Fascists and Britain’s Italians in the 1930s, Oxford Berg, 2003.

Arnd BAUERKÄMPER, “The Denigration of British Fascism: Traditional Anti-British Stereotypes and Claims of Superiority in Nazi Germany”, in: Arnd BAUERKÄMPER and Christiane EISENBERG (eds.), Britain as a Model of Modern Society? German Views, Augsburg, Wißner, 2006, pp. 147-167.

Chiara CHINI, “Fascismo britannico e fascismo italiano. La British union of fascists, Oswald Mosley e i finanziamenti stranieri”, Contemporanea Vol. 42, 3 (2008), pp. 433-458.

Stephen CULLEN: “Leader and Martyrs: Codreanu, Mosley and Jose Antonio”, History, Vol. 71, 233(1986), pp. 408-430.

R. GRIFFITHS: Fellow Travellers of the Right. British Enthusiasts for Nazi Germany, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1983.

John NEWSINGER, “Blackshirts, Blueshirts, and the Spanish Civil War”, The Historical Journal Vol. 44, 3 (2001), pp. 825-844.

Daniel TILLES y Salvatore GARAU (eds.): Fascism and the Jews: Italy and Britain, Vallentine Mitchell, Edgware, 2011.

Principales líderes y figuras del fascismo británico

David BAKER: Ideology of obsession: A.K. Chesterton and British Fascism, Londres, Tauris, 1996.

Stephen DORRIL: Blackshirt: Sir Oswald Mosley and British fascism, Londres, Penguin, 2007.

M.D. HIGGINBOTTOM: Intellectuals and British Fascism. A Study of Henry Williamson, Londres, Janus, 1992.

Mary KENNY: German calling: a personal biography of William Joyce, ‘Lord Haw Haw’, Dublin, New Island, 2003.

J.M. LIPKIS: “The Odd Couple: Oswald Mosley and John Strachey”, Continuity, 13(1989), pp. 31-57.

W. F. MANDLE: “The Leadership of the British Union of Fascists”, Australian Journal of Politics & History Vol. 12, 3 (1966), pp. 360-383.

Peter MARTLAND: Lord Haw Haw: the English voice of Nazi Germany, Richmond, National Archives, 2003.

Matthew McMURRAY: “Alexander Raven Thompson, Philosopher of the British Union of Fascists”, The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, Vol. 17, 1(2012), pp. 33-59. [Disponible en:]

Richard C. THURLOW, “The Guardian of the ‘Sacred Flame’: The Failed Political Resurrection of Sir Oswald Mosley after 1945”, Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, 2 (1998), pp. 241-254.

R. SKIDELSKY: Oswald Mosley, Londres, Macmillan, 1981.

La relación de los fascistas británicos con sus enemigos políticos

Nigel COPSEY y Dave RENTON (eds.): British Fascism and the Labour Movement, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 2005.

  • Id. y A. OLECHNOWICZ: Varieties of Anti-fascism. Britain in Inter-war period, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Jennifer GRANT, “The Role of MI5 in the Internment of British Fascists during the Second World War”, Intelligence and National Security Vol. 24, 4 (2009), pp. 499-528.

Keith HODGSON: Fighting Fascism: The British Left & the Rise of Fascism, 1919-39, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2010.

Tony KUSHNER y Nadia VALMAN (eds.): Remembering Cable Street: Fascism and Anti-fascism in British Society, Vallentine Mitchell, Edgware, 2000.

Dave RENTON: Red shirts and black: fascists and anti-fascists in Oxford in the 1930s, Oxford, Ruskin College Library, 1996.

  • Fascism, anti-fascism, and Britain in the 1940s, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 2000.

A. W. B. SIMPSON, In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1992.

Judy SUH: Fascism and anti-fascism in twentieth-century British fiction, Nueva York, Macmillan, 2009.

Liam TURBETT: “Blackshirts in Red Scotland: an analysis of fascism and its Opponents in inter-war Scotland”, Trabajo Fin de Máster, Glasgow University 2012. [Disponible en:]

D. TURNER: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in the Medway Towns 1927-1940, Rochester, Kent Anti-Fascist Action Committee, 1993.

Matthew WORLEY: “Communism and Fascism in 1920s and 1930s Britain”, en A. SHARPE (ed.): W. H. Auden in context, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Estudios locales y de caso

Neil BARRETT: “The Threat of the British Union of Fascists in Manchester”, Jewish Culture and History, Vol. 1, 2(1998), pp. 56-73.

Gavin BOWD: Fascist Scotland: Caledonia and the Far Right, Edimburgo, Birlinn, 2013.

John D. BREWER: Mosley’s men: the British Union of Fascists in the West Midlands, Aldershot, Gower, 1984.

Stephen CULLEN: “The Fasces and the Saltire: the Failure of the British Union of Fascists in Scotland, 1932-1940”, The Scottish Historical Review, Vol. 87, 2(2008), pp. 306-331.

Janet E. DACK: “In from the cold? British fascism and the mainstream press, 1925-39, Tésis doctoral inédita, University od Teesside, 2010. [Disponible en:]

Liz KIBBLEWHITE y Rigby ANDREW: Fascism in Aberdeen: street politics in the 1930s, Aberdeen Aberdeen Peoples’ Press, 1978.

Thomas P. LINEHAN: East London for Mosley: the British Union of Fascists in East London and South West Essex, 1933-40, Londres, Frank Cass, 1996.

James LOUGHLIN, “Northern Ireland and British Fascism in the Inter-War Years”, Irish Historical Studies Vol. 29, 116 (1995), pp. 537-552.

Henry MAITLES: “Blackshirts Across the Border: the BUF in Scotland”, The ScottishHistorical Review, Vol. 82, 1(2003), pp. 92-100.

A. MITCHELL: “Fascism in East Anglia: The British Union of Fascists in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, 1933-1940”, Tesis doctoral inédita, University of Sheffield, 1999.

S.J. RAWNSLEY: “Fascism and Fascists in the North of England in the 1930s”, Tesis doctoral inédita, University of Bradford, 1983.

Matthew WORLEY:  “Who makes the Nazis? North west experiences of the New Party, 1931-32”, North West Labour History Journal, 32(2007), pp. 7-15.

Cultura política de la derecha radical británica durante el periodo de entreguerras

G.D. ANDERSON: Fascists, Communists and the National Government. Civil Liberties in Great Britain, 1931-1937, Columbia, University of Missouri Press, 1983.

Arnd BAUERKÄMPER: Die ‘radikale Rechte’ in Grossbritanien: nationalistische, antisemitische und faschistische Bewegungen vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis 1945, Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1991.

Aleksandr P. BOLSHAKOV: Britanskie conservatory i fashizm: evoliutsiia vzaimootnoshenii, 1918-1939, Cheliabinsk, Cheliab. gos. un-t, 1995.

Christina BUSSFELD, ‘Democracy versus Dictatorship’: Die Herausforderung des Faschismus und Kommunismus in Großbritannien 1932-1937, Paderborn, Schöningh, 2001.

R. GRIFFITHS: Patriotism Perverted. Captain Ramsay, the Right Club and British Anti-Semitism 1939-40, Londres, Constable, 1998.

Colin HOLMES: Anti-Semitism in British Society, 1876-1939, Nueva York, Holmes & Meier, 1979.

Tony KUSHNER y Kenneth LUNN (eds.): The Politics of Marginality: Race, the Radical Right and Minorities in Twentieth Century Britain, Londres, Routledge, 1991.

  • Traditions of Intolerance. Historical perspectives on Fascism and Race Discourse in Britain, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1989.

Gisela C. LEBZELTER: Political anti-Semitism in England, 1918-1939, Londres, Macmillan, 1978.

  • “Anti-Semitism: A Focal Point for the British Radical Right”, en P. KENNEDY y A. NICHOLLS (eds.): Nationalist and Racialist Movements in Britain and Germany before 1914, Londres, Macmillan, 1981.

N. NUGENT y R. KING: The British Right. Conservative and Right Wing Politics in Britain, Farnborough, Saxon, 1977.

John STEVENSON, “Conservatism and the Failure of Fascism in Inter-War Britain”, in: Martin BLINKHORN (ed.), Fascists and Conservatives: The Radical Right and the Establishment in the Twentieth Century, London, Unwin Hyman, 1990, pp. 264-282.

Dan STONE: Breeding superman: Nietzsche, race an eugenics in Edwardian and interwar Britain, Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 2002.

Barbara STORM FARR: The Development and Impact of Right-wing Politics in Britain 1903-1932, Nueva York, Garland, 1987.

Alan SYKES: The radical right in Britain: social imperialism to the BNP, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 2005.

Tom VILLIS: Reaction ant the avant-garde: the revolt against liberal democracy in early twentieth-century Britain, Londres, Tauris, 2006.

  • The influence of the ideas of Action Française: Georges Sorel and the French radical right in Britain and Ireland in the late twentieth centuries, Trabajo Fin de Máster inédito, University of Cambridge, 2000.

G.C. WEBBER: The Ideology of the British Right 1918-1939, Londres, Croom Helm, 1986.

Fuentes primarias

John CHARNLEY: Blackshirts and roses: an autobiography, Londres, Bronckingday, 1990.

James DRENNAN, BUF: Oswald Mosley and British Fascism, London 1934.

Trevor GRUNDY: Memoir of a fascist childhood: a boy in Mosley’s Britain, Londres, Heinemann, 1998.

  1. K. CHESTERTON, Oswald Mosley: Portrait of a Leader, London, Action Press, 1937.

Diana MOSLEY, A Life of Contrasts. The Autobiography, London 2009.

Oswald MOSLEY: The Greater Britain, London, B.U.F., 1932.

  • Blackshirt Policy, London, B.U.F. 1934.
  • Tomorrow we live, London, British Union, 1938.
  • My Answer, London 1946.
  • The Alternative, Ramsbury 1947.
  • Mi vida, Barcelona, Luis de Caralt, 1973 [Ed. original inglesa 1968]
  • Inglaterra fascista, Molins de Rei, Ediciones Nueva República, 2002.
  • Fascism: 100 Questions Asked and Answered, Londres, Black House Publishing, 2012 [1ª ed. 1936]


* Queremos agradecer a  la historiadora especialista en fascismo británico y colega Anna-Lena Kocks su ayuda y colaboración a la hora de elaborar y actualizar esta lista bibliográfica. Más información acerca de su trabajo en el siguiente enlace.

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