19 January 2004
In 1848 the Chartist Uprising petrified the ruling classes of England. The uprising, triggered initially by opposition to English colonial policies in Ireland swept across the length and breadth of the country. Strikes, marches and occupations and insurrections occurred in every major town and city in England and Wales. The rebellion has been documented in novel form by the historical writer Jack Lindsay in his book “1848 — Year of Revolutions” and well worth reading if you can find a copy.