Six for the Tolpuddle Martyrs

Six for the Tolpuddle Martyrs

The Epic Struggle for Justice and Freedom

Paperback278pp Illustrated232x156mm

9781526712509     Product Code: 509523

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Taking its title from a radical version of the song ‘Green Grow the Rushes, O’, this history explores the lives and politics of the six Dorset farm labourers sentenced to transportation in 1834 for attempting to establish a trade union. It records the struggle against a reduction in agricultural wages that led to their arrest and trial, their experiences in Australia, and the public campaign that brought about their eventual pardon and homecoming.

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