Saturday, 3 December 2011

3rd December 1811: Luddism comes to Leicestershire

20 stocking frames were destroyed at Shepshed in Leicestershire on this night, the first known incident of Luddism in the County. 3 Midland Counties were now directly affected by Luddites.

As recorded in Conant & Baker's report at HO 42/119.

No comments:

Post a comment