Friday, 2 March 2012

Chartism's forgotten petition

Did you know that there were not three but four great Chartist petitions, and that the one that has been largely forgotten came within a single vote of being accepted by the House of Commons?
An eyewitness account of the march from the Old Bailey to Westminster and the Chartists' encounter with MPs is now available on Chartist Ancestors.
Read more about the petition, and the drama that surrounded its delivery to Parliament, borne into the Chamber of the House of Commons on the shoulders of eight Chartist stonemasons.

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