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Happenings During the Reign of William IV: The Merthyr Rising of 1831

The Merthyr Rising of 1831 was the violent climax to many years of simmering unrest among the large working class population of Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales and the surrounding area. Beginnings Throughout May 1831, the coal miners and others … Continue reading

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