Transportation itself was brutal and dangerous. Many prisoners would die from disease, malnutrition or from the harsh regime of punishment on board the Hulks and the convict transport ships. This is something George Loveless wrote about on his return to Britain following his free pardon.

Short Film Narrated by Maxine Peake for the Tolpuddle AV Trail. For the full trail including links to extra information, the story in the Martyrs' own words and exciting interactive activities for all ages, download the free App from your App store (or follow the link on the main Trail page).