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The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Posted in British Countryside, Famous news stories, Farming, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Industry, Law, News, Politics on Sunday, 22 November 2015

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This sombre picture depicts the six farm workers known as the Tolpuddle Martyrs, being sentenced to deportation for forming a trade union in the little Dorsetshire village of Tolpuddle. The conviction of the defendants angered many, and the case became a cause celebre leading to their later acquittal.

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Tolpuddle Martyrs

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