Was it really England’s ‘last revolution’?

It is 200 years this month since the last revolution on English soil, the Pentrich Rising. But were the Derbyshire men involved traitors, or merely pawns in a government game? Barrie Farnsworth tries to find out.

THE ‘last revolution on English soil’ is how historians describe the Pentrich Rising in June 1817.  But it was an uprising quashed almost before it had begun – thanks to a repressive government who clearly decided that the Derbyshire revolutionaries were to be used as an ‘example’ to others…

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