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
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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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Squire James Frampton - the man who had the Tolpuddle Martyrs sent to Australia - feared that workers organising themselves threatened the power of employers and landowners and called on the full might of the law to silence them.
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.
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