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The Newport Rising: Chartist Trials and Petitioning Parliament

UK Parliament Education and Engagement Service

Monday, 4 November 2019 from 17:30 to 19:00 (GMT)

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This UK Parliament Week, the UK Parliament Education and Engagement Service are hosting a series of Jubilee Room talks, FREE for anyone who wants to find out more about how the UK Parliament works, and how to get involved.

The Chartists aimed to gain political rights and influence for the working classes. On the 4 November 1839, nearly 10,000 Chartist sympathisers marched on the town of Newport, Monmouthshire. The men, including many coal-miners, most with home-made arms, were intent on liberating fellow Chartists who were reported to have been taken prisoner in the town's Westgate Hotel. About 22 demonstrators were killed when troops opened fire on them. The leaders of the rebellion were convicted of treason and were sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered. The sentence was later commuted to transportation.

 

The Newport Rising was the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in Great Britain. To mark the 180th anniversary of this Uprising the Parliamentary Archives and Gwent Archives are putting on a panel discussion to discuss the events of the day, the aftermath and the legacy it has left behind.

 

Speakers include Dr Joan Allen, Visiting Fellow in History, School of History and Archaeology at the University of Newcastle, Colin Gibson, Assistant Archivist at Gwent Archives and joint editor of the Chartist Anniversary publication of Gwent Local History and Dr Katie Carpenter, AHRC Creative Economy Engagement Fellow with the Citizens Project at Royal Holloway, and the Parliamentary Archives.

There are limited places at this event and places are available on a first come first served basis. If a waiting list is formed then this will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, places are non-transferable.

Do you have questions about The Newport Rising: Chartist Trials and Petitioning Parliament? Contact UK Parliament Education and Engagement Service

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The Jubilee Room
Palace of Westminster
SW1A 0AA London
United Kingdom

Monday, 4 November 2019 from 17:30 to 19:00 (GMT)


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UK Parliament Education and Engagement Service

The UK Parliament Education and Engagement Service spreads awareness of the work, processes and relevance of the UK Parliament, encouraging greater engagement between the public and the House of Commons and House of Lords.

The service works in partnership with a diverse range of organisations, from local community groups and businesses to national campaign networks and NGOs.

All Parliamentary events are subject to change or cancellation at short notice if required due to official parliamentary business.

 

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