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Index Chartism

Chartism was a working-class movement for political reform in Britain that existed from 1838 to 1857. [1]

105 relations: Anti-Corn Law League, Australia, Ballarat, Bingley, Black Country, Brandon Estate, British Library, Charles Sibthorp, Chartism in Wales, Cheshire, Child labour, Church of England, Condition of England question, Devon, Dodford, Worcestershire, Dorothy Thompson (historian), East Midlands, Edward Hollamby, Ernest Charles Jones, Eureka Rebellion, Feargus O'Connor, First Opium War, Free trade, Friedrich Engels, General election, George Binns, George Julian Harney, Gloucestershire, Gold, Henry Hetherington, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Hymnal, Imperialism, John Bright, John Frost (Chartist), Joseph Barker (minister), Karl Marx, Kennington Park, Kersal, Kersal Moor, Labour Party (UK), Lancashire, Llangynidr, Llantrisant, London Chartism, 1838–1848, London County Council, London Working Men's Association, Magistrates' court (England and Wales), Marxism, ..., Member of parliament, Monmouthshire (historic), National Land Company, National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, Newport Rising, Newport, Wales, Northern England, Northern Star (Chartist newspaper), Outdoor relief, Oxfordshire, Parliament Act 1911, Penal transportation, Poor Law Amendment Act 1834, Radicals (UK), Rayner Stephens, Reform Act 1832, Reform Act 1867, Revolutions of 1848, Richard Spurr, River Thames, Rosedene, Salford, Greater Manchester, Samuel Holberry, Secret ballot, Separation of church and state, Slavery, South Wales Valleys, Special constable, Staffordshire Potteries, Strike action, Suffrage, Tasmania, The Midlands, The New Church (Swedenborgian), The Observer, The Poor Man's Guardian, Thomas Carlyle, Thomas Cooper (poet), Tiverton, Devon, Todmorden, Tony Hollaway, Unemployment, United Kingdom general election, 1841, United Kingdom general election, 1847, Victoria (Australia), Westgate Hotel, Whigs (British political party), William Cuffay, William Jones (Chartist), William Lovett, William Price (physician), Worcestershire, Working class, Yorkshire, 1842 General Strike. Expand index (55 more) »

Anti-Corn Law League

The Anti-Corn Law League was a successful political movement in Great Britain aimed at the abolition of the unpopular Corn Laws, which protected landowners’ interests by levying taxes on imported wheat, thus raising the price of bread at a time when factory-owners were trying to cut wages.

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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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Ballarat is a city located on the Yarrowee River in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia.

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Bingley is a market town and civil parish in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford, in West Yorkshire, England.

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Black Country

The Black Country is a region of the West Midlands in England, west of Birmingham, and commonly refers to all or part of the four Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

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Brandon Estate

Brandon Estate is a social housing estate in Southwark, south London.

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British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest national library in the world by number of items catalogued.

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Charles Sibthorp

Charles de Laet Waldo Sibthorp (14 February 1783 – 14 December 1855), popularly known as Colonel Sibthorp, was a widely caricatured British Ultra-Tory politician in the early 19th century.

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Chartism in Wales

Chartism originated in Wales in Carmarthen under the influence of Hugh Williams, a solicitor and radical reformer.

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Cheshire (archaically the County Palatine of Chester) is a county in North West England, bordering Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south and Flintshire, Wales and Wrexham county borough to the west.

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Child labour

Child labour refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful.

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Church of England

The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.

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Condition of England question

The "Condition of England Question" was a phrase coined by Thomas Carlyle in 1839 to describe the conditions of the English working-class during the Industrial Revolution.

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Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

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Dodford, Worcestershire

Dodford is a village in the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire, England, approximately west of Bromsgrove, officially founded on 2 July 1849 by members of the Chartist movement.

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Dorothy Thompson (historian)

Dorothy Katharine Gane Thompson (née Towers; 30 October 1923 – 29 January 2011) was a social historian, a leading expert on the Chartist movement.

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East Midlands

The East Midlands is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes.

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Edward Hollamby

Edward Ernest Hollamby (8 January 1921 – 29 December 1999) was an English architect, town planner, and architectural conservationist.

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Ernest Charles Jones

Ernest Charles Jones (25 January 1819 – 26 January 1869), was an English poet, novelist, and Chartist.

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Eureka Rebellion

The Eureka Rebellion was a rebellion in 1854, instigated by gold miners in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, who revolted against the colonial authority of the United Kingdom.

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Feargus O'Connor

Feargus Edward O'Connor (18 July 1794 – 30 August 1855) was an Irish Chartist leader and advocate of the Land Plan, which sought to provide smallholdings for the labouring classes.

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First Opium War

The First Opium War (第一次鴉片戰爭), also known as the Opium War or the Anglo-Chinese War, was a series of military engagements fought between the United Kingdom and the Qing dynasty of China over their conflicting viewpoints on diplomatic relations, trade, and the administration of justice in China.

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Free trade

Free trade is a free market policy followed by some international markets in which countries' governments do not restrict imports from, or exports to, other countries.

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Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels (. Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.;, sometimes anglicised Frederick Engels; 28 November 1820 – 5 August 1895) was a German philosopher, social scientist, journalist and businessman.

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General election

A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are chosen.

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George Binns

George Binns (6 December 1815–5 April 1847) was a New Zealand chartist leader and poet.

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George Julian Harney

George Julian Harney (17 February 1817 – 9 December 1897) was a British political activist, journalist, and Chartist leader.

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Gloucestershire (formerly abbreviated as Gloucs. in print but now often as Glos.) is a county in South West England.

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Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from aurum) and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally.

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Henry Hetherington

Henry Hetherington (17 June 1792 – 23 August 1849) was a leading British Chartist.

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, (20 October 1784 – 18 October 1865) was a British statesman who served twice as Prime Minister in the mid-19th century.

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House of Commons of the United Kingdom

The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Hymnal or hymnary or hymnbook is a collection of hymns, i.e. religious songs, usually in the form of a book.

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Imperialism is a policy that involves a nation extending its power by the acquisition of lands by purchase, diplomacy or military force.

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John Bright

John Bright (16 November 1811 – 27 March 1889) was a British Radical and Liberal statesman, one of the greatest orators of his generation and a promoter of free trade policies.

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John Frost (Chartist)

John Frost (25 May 1784 – 27 July 1877) was a prominent Welsh leader of the British Chartist movement in the Newport Rising.

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Joseph Barker (minister)

Joseph Barker (11 May 1806 – 15 September 1875) was an English preacher, author, and controversialist.

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Karl Marx

Karl MarxThe name "Karl Heinrich Marx", used in various lexicons, is based on an error.

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Kennington Park

Kennington Park is a public park in Kennington, south London and lies between Kennington Park Road and St. Agnes Place.

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Kersal is an area of the City of Salford in Greater Manchester, England, northwest of Manchester city centre.

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Kersal Moor

Kersal Moor is a recreation area in Kersal, Greater Manchester, England which consists of eight hectares of moorland bounded by Moor Lane, Heathlands Road, St.

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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Lancashire (abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England.

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Llangynidr is a village and an electoral ward in Powys, Wales, about west of Crickhowell and south-east of Brecon.

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Llantrisant ("Parish of the Three Saints") is a town in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan, Wales, lying on the River Ely and the Afon Clun.

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London Chartism, 1838–1848

London Chartism, 1838–1848 is a 1982 book-length history of the 19th century Chartism social movement in London, as written by David Goodway and published by Cambridge University Press.

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London County Council

London County Council (LCC) was the principal local government body for the County of London throughout its existence from 1889 to 1965, and the first London-wide general municipal authority to be directly elected.

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London Working Men's Association

The London Working Men's Association was an organisation established in London in 1836.

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Magistrates' court (England and Wales)

In England and Wales, a magistrates' court is a lower court which holds trials for summary offences and preliminary hearings for more serious ones.

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Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that views class relations and social conflict using a materialist interpretation of historical development and takes a dialectical view of social transformation.

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Monmouthshire (historic)

Monmouthshire, also known as the County of Monmouth (Sir Fynwy), is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales and a former administrative county.

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National Land Company

The National Land Company was founded as the Chartist Cooperative Land Company in 1845 by the chartist Feargus O'Connor to help working-class people satisfy the landholding requirement to gain a vote in county seats in Great Britain.

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National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty

The National Trust, formally the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom.

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Newport Rising

The Newport Rising was the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in Great Britain, when, on 4 November 1839, almost 10,000 Chartist sympathisers, led by John Frost, marched on the town of Newport, Monmouthshire.

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Newport, Wales

Newport (Casnewydd) is a cathedral and university city and unitary authority area in south east Wales.

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Northern England

Northern England, also known simply as the North, is the northern part of England, considered as a single cultural area.

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Northern Star (Chartist newspaper)

The Northern Star and Leeds General Advertiser was a chartist newspaper published in Britain between 1837 and 1852, and best known for advancing the reform issues articulated by proprietor Feargus O'Connor.

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Outdoor relief

After the passing of the Elizabethan Poor Law (1601), outdoor relief was the kind of poor relief where assistance was in the form of money, food, clothing or goods, given to alleviate poverty without the requirement that the recipient enter an institution.

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Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Oxonium, the Latin name for Oxford) is a county in South East England.

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Parliament Act 1911

The Parliament Act 1911 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Penal transportation

Penal transportation or transportation refers to the relocation of convicted criminals, or other persons regarded as undesirable, to a distant place, often a colony for a specified term; later, specifically established penal colonies became their destination.

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Poor Law Amendment Act 1834

The Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 (PLAA), known widely as the New Poor Law, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed by the Whig government of Earl Grey.

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Radicals (UK)

The Radicals were a loose parliamentary political grouping in Great Britain and Ireland in the early to mid-19th century, who drew on earlier ideas of radicalism and helped to transform the Whigs into the Liberal Party.

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Rayner Stephens

Joseph Rayner Stephens (1805–1879) was a Methodist minister who offended the Wesleyan Conference by his support for separating the Church of England from the State.

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Reform Act 1832

The Representation of the People Act 1832 (known informally as the 1832 Reform Act, Great Reform Act or First Reform Act to distinguish it from subsequent Reform Acts) was an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom (indexed as 2 & 3 Will. IV c. 45) that introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of England and Wales.

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Reform Act 1867

The Representation of the People Act 1867, 30 & 31 Vict.

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Revolutions of 1848

The Revolutions of 1848, known in some countries as the Spring of Nations, People's Spring, Springtime of the Peoples, or the Year of Revolution, were a series of political upheavals throughout Europe in 1848.

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Richard Spurr

Richard Spurr (1800–1855) was an English cabinet maker and lay preacher who was imprisoned for his part in leading the political movement Chartism.

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River Thames

The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.

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Rosedene is a cottage built as part of the Great Dodford Chartist settlement.

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Salford, Greater Manchester

Salford is a town in the City of Salford, North West England.

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Samuel Holberry

Samuel Holberry (18 November 1814 – 21 June 1842) was a prominent Chartist activist.

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Secret ballot

The secret ballot is a voting method in which a voter's choices in an election or a referendum is anonymous, forestalling attempts to influence the voter by intimidation, blackmailing, and potential vote buying.

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Separation of church and state

The separation of church and state is a philosophic and jurisprudential concept for defining political distance in the relationship between religious organizations and the nation state.

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Slavery is any system in which principles of property law are applied to people, allowing individuals to own, buy and sell other individuals, as a de jure form of property.

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South Wales Valleys

The South Wales Valleys (Cymoedd De Cymru) are a group of industrialised valleys in South Wales.

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Special constable

A special constable or special police constable (SC or SPC) is generally an auxiliary or part-time law enforcement officer.

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Staffordshire Potteries

The Staffordshire Potteries is the industrial area encompassing the six towns, Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton that now make up the city of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England.

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Strike action

Strike action, also called labor strike, labour strike, or simply strike, is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to work.

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Suffrage, political franchise, or simply franchise is the right to vote in public, political elections (although the term is sometimes used for any right to vote).

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Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie) is an island state of Australia.

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The Midlands

The Midlands is a cultural and geographic area roughly spanning central England that broadly corresponds to the early medieval Kingdom of Mercia.

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The New Church (Swedenborgian)

The New Church (or Swedenborgianism) is the name for several historically related Christian denominations that developed as a new religious movement, informed by the writings of scientist and Swedish Lutheran theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772).

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The Observer

The Observer is a British newspaper published on Sundays.

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The Poor Man's Guardian

The Poor Man's Guardian was a penny weekly newspaper published in London, England by Henry Hetherington from July 1831 to December 1835.

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Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle (4 December 17955 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, mathematician, and teacher.

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Thomas Cooper (poet)

Thomas Cooper (20 March 1805 – 15 July 1892) was a poet and one of the leading Chartists.

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Tiverton, Devon

Tiverton is a town in the English county of Devon and the main commercial and administrative centre of the Mid Devon district.

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Todmorden (locally or) is a market town and civil parish in the Upper Calder Valley in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England.

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Tony Hollaway

Antony Hollaway (8 March 1928 – 9 August 2000) was a British stained glass designer, craftsman and sculptor.

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Unemployment is the situation of actively looking for employment but not being currently employed.

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United Kingdom general election, 1841

In the 1841 United Kingdom general election, there was a big swing as Sir Robert Peel's Conservatives took control of the House of Commons.

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United Kingdom general election, 1847

The 1847 United Kingdom general election saw candidates calling themselves Conservatives win the most seats, in part because they won a number of uncontested seats.

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Victoria (Australia)

Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia.

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Westgate Hotel

The Westgate Hotel is a Grade II listed hotel in Newport city centre, whose name and site is famous as the scene of the 1839 Chartist riot, also called the Newport Rising.

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Whigs (British political party)

The Whigs were a political faction and then a political party in the parliaments of England, Scotland, Great Britain, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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William Cuffay

William Cuffay (1788 – July 1870) was a Chartist leader in early Victorian London.

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William Jones (Chartist)

William Jones (1809–1873) was a political Radical and Chartist, who was a former actor, working as a watchmaker at Pontypool in Monmouthshire and also kept a beer house.

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William Lovett

William Lovett (8 May 1800 – 8 August 1877) was a British activist and leader of the Chartist political movement.

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William Price (physician)

William Price (4 March 1800 – 23 January 1893) was a Welsh physician known for his support of Welsh nationalism, Chartism and his involvement with the Neo-Druidic religious movement.

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Worcestershire (written abbreviation: Worcs) is a county in the West Midlands of England.

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Working class

The working class (also labouring class) are the people employed for wages, especially in manual-labour occupations and industrial work.

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Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom.

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1842 General Strike

The 1842 General Strike, also known as the Plug Plot Riots, started among the miners in Staffordshire, England, and soon spread through Britain affecting factories, mills in Yorkshire and Lancashire, and coal mines from Dundee to South Wales and Cornwall.

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