Tolpuddle and Swing - The Flea and the Elephant, by Roger Ball
Published by the Bristol Radical History Group in 2010, 29 pages. A5 size booklet (N3793)
From the rear cover: In 1834, six Dorset farm labourers were tried and condemned to transportation to Australia for joining an early Trade Union. Since then the 'Tolpuddle Martyrs' have become an iconic part of modern British History. Three years before the events in Tolpuddle, much of rural England was rocked with a massive uprising of farm labourers known as the 'Swing Riots', and this fascinating booklet analyses why 'Tolpuddle' has taken its place in the popular memory and the far more significant events of 'Swing' have largely been distorted and forgotten.
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound