"The People's Champion: Tavistock Radicals & Reformers in the C18th&C19th"

"The People's Champion: Tavistock Radicals & Reformers in the C18th&C19th"

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Tavistock Guildhall

Court Gate


PL19 0AE

United Kingdom

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A talk about Tavistock, its reforming and radical voices, and the fight against socio-political injustices during the industrial revolution.

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The People’s Champions: Tavistock Radicals and Reformers in the 19th Century' Tavistock’s importance as a 19th-century radical stronghold has been almost airbrushed out of local history and heritage.

This talk examines the town’s association with some of the country’s most significant reforming and radical voices, from the House of Bedford’s support for moderate constitutional change to the pioneering socialist writing of physician Charles Hall. It also discusses and celebrates the lesser-known women’s suffrage campaigners like school teacher Rachel Evans, Methodist lay preachers, Chartists and trade unionists, who fought for political rights and against the social injustices caused by the industrial revolution.

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