Much of the Chartist leadership found itself on trial after the events of the summer of 1842. This page sets out the charges of the Monster Indictment in full, listing the names of the defendants and the verdicts against them. Continue reading Trial of Feargus O’Connor and 58 others, 1843
The list on this page has been put together from a variety of published sources in an attempt to record the contribution of all those who served on the executive of the National Charter Association at one time or another. It concludes with a report of the final conference of the NCA in 1858.
Continue reading National Charter Association executives, 1840-58
This account of the events of 14 August 1848, when an armed Chartist “National Guard” shot dead a police officer in the town of Ashton-under-Lyne is adapted from Herbert Davies’ chapter in Victorian Ashton (Tameside Libraries and Arts Committee, 1974). Continue reading Ashton-under-Lyne rising 1848
This page looks at the development of Chartism in the Lancashire town of Ashton under Lyne after 1838, and draws on the work of Dr Robert Hall to identify 65 Chartist leaders in the town. Continue reading Chartism and the Chartists of Ashton under Lyne