By Rob Cumming
Issue 25, Summer 2012 pp 26-31
“The People’s Charter developed and published by the London Working Men’s Association on 6 May 1838 represented an attempt to change the political system of Britain”. Rob Cumming looks at the state of play in Wiltshire ahead of the ‘Chartist Riot’ in Devizes, considering the development of early Chartism in the area, the approach of the civil authorities, and what this illuminates concerning struggles for workers’ rights in the county.
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