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Letter written to Home Secretary John Russell (1792-1878) by the wives of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, Artist: Unknown Featured Print

Letter written to Home Secretary John Russell (1792-1878) by the wives of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, Artist: Unknown

The letter written to Home Secretary John Russell (1792-1878) by the wives of the Tolpuddle Martyrs', 1836. The Tolpuddle Martyrs were a group of 19th century agricultural labourers from Dorset who were convicted of swearing a secret oath as members of the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. The rules of the society show it was clearly structured as a friendly society and operated as a trade-specific benefit society. At the time, friendly societies had strong elements of what would now be considered trade unions. Before 1824/25 the Combination Acts had outlawed 'combining' or organising to gain better working conditions. The Tolpuddle Martyrs were subsequently sentenced to transportation to Australia. Their convictions caused public outcry and 800, 000 signatures were collected for their release. The march organised by thier supporters was one of the first successful political marches in the UK, and all, except James Hammett (who had a previous criminal record for theft) were released in 1836. From 'The Book of The Martyrs of Tolpuddle: 1834-1934', published by The Trades Union Congress General Council, 1934.

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Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare, statesman, 1882.Artist: Lock & Whitfield Featured Print

Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare, statesman, 1882.Artist: Lock & Whitfield

Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare, statesman, 1882. A lawyer, Henry Austin Bruce (1815-1895) entered politics, being elected Liberal MP for Merthyr Tydfil in 1854. In 1869 he lost the seat, but was re-elected to the Commons as MP for Renfrewshire. He held various ministerial posts, notably Home Secretary under Gladstone in 1869-1873. In 1873 at Gladstone's request he became Lord President of the Council and was subsequently raised to the peerage. The defeat of the Liberals in the General Election of 1874 brought an end to Baron Aberdare's political life, but he went on to pursue a range of social, business and educational interests. He was Chairman of the National African Company from 1882, President of both the Historical Society and the Royal Geographical Society, and an active and influential campaigner for the establishment of the University of Wales in Cardiff. From Men of Mark: a gallery of contemporary portraits of men distinguished in the Senate, the Church, in science, literature and art, the army, navy, law, medicine, etc. Photographed from life by Lock and Whitfield, with brief biographical notices by Thompson Cooper. (Conducted by G. C. Whitfield.) (London, 1876-1883).

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Richard Assheton Cross, MP, Home Secretary, 1880.Artist: Lock & Whitfield Featured Print

Richard Assheton Cross, MP, Home Secretary, 1880.Artist: Lock & Whitfield

Richard Assheton Cross, MP, Home Secretary, 1880. First elected to Parliament as a Conservative MP in 1857, Cross came to prominence in the General Election of 1868, when standing in South-West Lancashire, he defeated Gladstone, then at the height of his popularity. In Disraeli's government of 1874-1880, Cross was appointed Home Secretary, despite having no previous ministerial experience, and as such was responsible for introducing the social reform legislation widely regarded as the main achievement of that administration. When the Conservatives returned to power briefly in 1885 he again took charge of the Home Office, and then in 1886 was moved to the India Office as well as being raised to the peerage as Viscount Cross, of Broughton-in-Furness. From Men of Mark: a gallery of contemporary portraits of men distinguished in the Senate, the Church, in science, literature and art, the army, navy, law, medicine, etc. Photographed from life by Lock and Whitfield, with brief biographical notices by Thompson Cooper. (Conducted by G. C. Whitfield.) (London, 1876-1883).

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