Tolpuddle Boy

by Alan Brown | Teens | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0340852038 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Sparkish of Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on 1/12/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by Sparkish from Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 12, 2023
In 1834, six Dorset farm labourers were arrested and sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia. Their crime? To set up a 'friendly society' to bargain for better wages and escape appalling poverty. This book follows the story of the youngest 'Martyr', James Brine, from his boyhood in Tolpuddle, to the terrors of convict life in Australia, and the triumphant return to England after public outcry forced the sentences to be quashed, and the 'Tolpuddle Martyrs' became popular heroes. It also introduces colourful characters such as James Frampton, the ruthless landowner who framed the Martyrs, and the mythical superhero, Captain Swing, who inspired poverty riots across England.

Journal Entry 2 by Sparkish at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Released 1 mo ago (2/3/2023 UTC) at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom


Heading over to Diane-Fraser to find a new home

Journal Entry 3 by wingDiane-Fraserwing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, February 6, 2023
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