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Pentrich rising

(1817) A quasi-political insurrection which took place in Derbyshire, England. Led by Jeremiah Brandreth, a framework knitter, a group of about 200 men from Pentrich and other ...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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... Rising ( 1817 ) A quasi-political insurrection which took place in Derbyshire, England. Led by Jeremiah Brandreth, a framework knitter, a group of about 200 men from Pentrich and other nearby villages, armed only with primitive weapons, began to march on Nottingham in a protest against the government. Brandreth had been tricked by a government spy into believing that they were taking part in a nationwide insurrection. They were dispersed by a troop of cavalry and Brandreth went into hiding. He was betrayed and later executed, together with two of his...

Pentrich rising

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J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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... rising , 1817 . Demobilization, rapid industrialization, and agricultural recession made the post-war years miserable. In November 1816 the Spa Fields riots culminated in an attack upon the Tower and were followed by the suspension of habeas corpus. The march of the Blanketeers from Manchester followed in March 1817 . The east midlands had its own problems of unemployment among textile workers. In the summer of 1817 , Oliver , the government spy, reported the likelihood of risings. On 8 June several hundred men assembled at Pentrich and Ripley...

Pentrich rising

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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... rising , 1817 . Demobilization, rapid industrialization, and agricultural recession made the post‐war years miserable. In November 1816 the Spa Fields riots culminated in an attack upon the Tower and were followed by the suspension of habeas corpus. The march of the Blanketeers from Manchester followed in March 1817 . The east midlands had its own problems of unemployment among textile workers. On 8 June several hundred men assembled at Pentrich and Ripley and began the 14‐mile march to Nottingham, where, their leader Jeremiah Brandreth...

Pentrich rising

Pentrich rising  

(1817)A quasi-political insurrection which took place in Derbyshire, England. Led by Jeremiah Brandreth, a framework knitter, a group of about 200 men from Pentrich and other nearby villages, armed ...
Oliver the Spy

Oliver the Spy  

Became the mythic villain of generations of English radicals after allegedly egging on the Pentrich rebels in June 1817, and then betraying them. Three were executed as a result. Oliver's ...
Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire  

Is the county of the river Trent, which flows through it from south‐west to north‐east, Nottingham was an important river crossing. The Great North Road crossed the Trent at Newark and ran up the ...
Baines, Edward

Baines, Edward (1774–1774)   Reference library

The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

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...of church rates and removal of civil disabilities. He also campaigned for parliamentary reform although he opposed universal suffrage. In 1817 he was instrumental in exposing the activities of the government’s agent provocateur , ‘Oliver the Spy’, who had masterminded the Pentrich rising. The Mercury was also used to support the anti-slavery campaign of Clarkson and Sharp. Baines was not averse to attacking the government, and the Mercury’s reports of the Peterloo Massacre ( 1819 ) were very critical of both the organizers of the meeting and of the...

Nottinghamshire

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J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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...coalfield. The same period saw the development of the textile industry, Hargreaves and Arkwright setting up factories in Nottingham. But a severe recession after the Napoleonic wars caused great distress and gave a radical tinge to local politics. Brandreth ’s Pentrich rising of 1817 , though little more than a skirmish on the march to Nottingham, was in part the product of unemployment and low wages; in the reform crisis of 1831 the duke of Newcastle’s mansion at Nottingham was burned; and Nottingham was the first town to return a chartist MP...

Nottinghamshire

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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2015
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...coalfield. The same period saw the development of the textile industry, Hargreaves and Arkwright setting up factories in Nottingham. But a severe recession after the Napoleonic wars caused great distress and gave a radical tinge to local politics. Brandreth's Pentrich rising of 1817 was in part the product of unemployment and low wages; in the reform crisis of 1831 the duke of Newcastle's mansion at Nottingham was burned; and Nottingham was the first town to return a chartist MP when it chose O'Connor in 1847 . In the later 19th cent.,...

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