The Tolpuddle Martyrs were a group of agricultural labourers who were tried and transported to Australia for the 'crime' of trying to form a union. Their story is key to the formation of modern trades unionism.

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The story of George Loveless and the Tolpuddle Martyrs by Andrew Norman

George Loveless was the leader of the farm workers who organised themselves into a union in 1834. A staunch Methodist, George Loveless was a righteous, thoughtful and god-fearing man. The book tells of his faith and of the forces that compelled him to establish a union in Tolpuddle and the sly pretext on which the authorities arrested him and his five comrades.

The book tells the story of transportation to the dreaded convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land in Australia and his return, in triumph, to England.

Finally, we learn of George Loveless and his emigration to Canada to start a new life.

175 pages, hardback

Published by Halsgrove in 2008

SKU: SKU22

Our price: £12.99