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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In-Justice Minister Dominic Raab, a hardline Tory who in previous centuries would've cheered the arrest and exiling to Australia of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, looked as if he'd swallowed a wasp as he was forced to digest the Unison triumph.
Three sessions in that white van over there and she'll be reciting the names of the Tolpuddle Martyrs.
With numerous festivals under his belt, including appearances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Beautiful Days and the Tolpuddle Martyrs, as well as hundreds of other shows in the UK and Europe, and supporting the likes of The Neville Brothers, George Benson and Tom Paxton, Sean has earned his reputation as one of the most hard working performers in the UK.
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.
The Tolpuddle Boy is a wonderfully informative book which gives a very thorough account of the plight of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, how they came to be in the predicament which led to their transportation to Australia and what happened to them when they got there as well as after their eventual return to England.
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