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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Shop : Books : Tolpuddle Martyr: Pioneer Farmer

This 72 page book by Don Macintyre tells the story of James Brine and the struggle to make a new life in Canada. James was the youngest of the six Tolpuddle Martyrs. After their ordeal in the penal colonies of Van Zieman's Land the Martyrs were pardoned and returned to England and the triumph of the trade union campaign to win their freedom. After a brief spell farming in Essex, five of the six men decided to emigrate to Canada.

The book describes the life of a pioneer in the tough conditions. It tells of how James cleared the land and learnt how to make maple syrup. The well researched book featuring illustrations and drawings, helps give a complete picture of the life of James Brine after the injustice of transportation.


Our price: £9.99