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Letters from Joseph Shawcross, mill worker and political prisoner, Chester Castle 1849

Uprising in Hyde. Chartist, Joseph Shawcross, was 50 when he was sentenced to one year in Chester Castle gaol for his part in the riots in Hyde, Cheshire, during August 1848. From there he wrote to his nineteen year-old daughter, … Continue reading

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