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Copenhagen Fields Demonstration, 1834

Demonstration on Copenhagen Fields near King's Cross, London on 21 April, 1834 against the sentences of transportation imposed on the Tolpuddle Martyrs.

Between 35,000 to 100,000 people attended the demonstration, which was organised by the Central Committee of the Metropolitan Trade Unions and marched through London to Kennington Common with a wagon carrying a petition with over 200,000 signatures for the remission of the Martyrs' sentences. Lord Melbourne at the Home Office refused to accept the petition although it was successfully delivered a week later.

This engraving by W. Summers was dedicated to Thomas Wakley, MP, a leading campaigner on behalf of the Martyrs, by the publisher, Isaiah Saunders.

Title Copenhagen Fields Demonstration, 1834
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Production Date 1834
Format Print
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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