poor laws, query

Michael Hoover hoov at freenet.tlh.fl.us
Sun Mar 19 05:36:25 PST 2000

> Does anyone know of any more info/references on the Rebecca Riots in South
> Wales between 1842-44?
> Angela

David Williams, _The Rebecca Riots: A Study in Agrarian Discontent_ Gwyn Thomas, _All Things Betray Thee_ (novelization)

First protest against tolls was in 1839 and it set tone for future actions when crowd of several hundred burned a tollgate to the ground. While workhouses to which poor were sentenced came to be targets as well, 'riots' subsided when toll costs were reduced. Michael Hoover

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