The Mold Tragedy of 1869, by Jenny and Mike Griffiths

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The Mold Tragedy of 1869, by Jenny and Mike Griffiths

Book published by Carreg Gwalch in 2001, 68 pages. Paperback (N7650X1)

From the rear side cover: The Mold Riot of June 1869, resulting in the death of four people altered the way that the British Army dealt with public insurrection thereafter. Jenny and Mike Griffiths seek to show how local colliers, who were justly defending their rights, were badly treated and condemned by the local ruling aristocracy, who as Magistrates were openly biased against the local colliers. The subsequent inquest into the four dead, shot by the army, was equally biased against the colliers. One of those shot, Margaret Younghusband 19 years, from Chester was just an innocent bystander. But it was her death above all others that was the catalyst for change in Army procedure and the advent of many local constabularies. Much of the information published in this book has never before been published. The book highlights a very important event in Welsh history that is sadly not given sufficient publicity in modern society. The colliers may have gone but the stories remain...

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.