BBC History Magazine

Chaos ensues in the Newport Rising

Source:   Protestors march on Newport, south Wales, intent on releasing Chartist prisoners reportedly held in the town’s Westgate Hotel  

the late 1830s, south Wales was not a happy place. Thousands lived in grinding poverty, while the government’s rejection of the People’s Charter of 1838 – which demanded the right to

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from BBC History Magazine

BBC History Magazine7 min read
Lettice Knollys Was a Favourite of Elizabeth I… Then She Stole the Queen’s Sweetheart
The atmosphere within the queen’s apartments at the Palace of Whitehall was icily cold when, in late 1579, Lettice Knollys stood before Elizabeth I. The queen raged at the woman in front of her in no uncertain terms. “As but one sun lightened the Ear
BBC History Magazine6 min read
Surviving the Cold
“Mr Rat came out of a hole and I thought: ‘I’m not sleeping with that coming out of the bed every night!’” When war broke out, the then 27-year-old Elizabeth ‘Dolly’ Shepherd, from Potters Bar in Hertfordshire, was a recently retired professional pa
BBC History Magazine3 min read
Q Which historical dialects are now at risk of dying out? Emma Lashwood, Bristol A It’s a big question, so let’s keep it close to home. How about the dialects of the Channel Islands – Norman-derived Jersey French (Jèrriais) and Guernsey French (Guer