Tolpuddle Martyrs


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Tolpuddle Martyrs

(ˈtɒlˌpʌdəl)
pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) six farm workers sentenced to transportation for seven years in 1834 for administering an unlawful oath to form a trade union in the village of Tolpuddle, Dorset

Tolpuddle Martyrs

1834 English farm workers sentenced to transportation to Australia for seven years for forming a trade union. Public outcry led to their return in 1836.
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Not that the traders and business people would admit that they're the 21st-century successors to the Chartists or the Tolpuddle Martyrs - and in the strictest sense, of course, they are not.
I tell them about the Tolpuddle Martyrs and what life would be like without unions - with child labour and no holiday pay.
Her attack comes as union members gather this weekend to remember the sacrifice made by the Tolpuddle Martyrs.
I don't mean that you're familiar with every major political idea from feudal times to today or that you can give out chapter and verse on anything from the Tolpuddle Martyrs to Marx's theory of surplus value.
I mean, not even The Tolpuddle Martyrs had to put up with that sort of hardship.
Yet radical struggles - from the Tolpuddle Martyrs through the Chartists to the Suffragettes and the campaign for Welsh Language equality Martyrs through the Chartists to the Suffragettes and the campaign for Welsh Language equality - have rarely commanded universal support.
Some of the most important ancient and notable trees can be found at Trust places, including Newton's apple tree in Lincolnshire, the Tolpuddle Martyrs tree in Dorset and the two thousand year old Ankerwycke Yew in Berkshire.
This new edition of his 1937 book, The Tolpuddle Martyrs, is a timely reminder of the brilliant and energetic intellect behind Evatt's more public activities.
He argues that, according to the prevailing law, the Tolpuddle martyrs were indeed guilty - not of trying to form a combination of workers but of swearing a secret oath (much as freemasons do at their lodge meetings).
Think the Tolpuddle Martyrs, think the Peterioo Massacre, think suffragette Emily
He was a supporter of the Combination Laws that, in essence, prevented the formation of Trade Unions: the Tolpuddle Martyrs were transported to Australia because of their defiance of those laws.
For what crime were the Tolpuddle Martyrs transported to Australia in 1834?