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Victorian Happening: Tolpuddle Martyrs and the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers

The Tolpuddle Martyrs were a group of 19th century Dorset agricultural labourers who were arrested for and convicted of swearing a secret oath as members of the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. The rules of the society show it was … Continue reading

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Victorian Happening: The Grand National Consolidated Trades Union of 1834

The Grand National Consolidated Trades Union of 1834 was an early attempt to form a national union confederation in the United Kingdom. There had been several attempts to form national general unions in the 1820s, culminating with the National Association … Continue reading

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