Wednesday, 15 June 2016

15th June 1816: Two men committed to Nottingham Gaol for Luddite attack at New Radford

On Saturday 15th June 1816, two men - John Chettle & Thomas Glover - were committed to Nottingham Gaol accused of takig part in the recent Luddite attack at New Radford. They would both stand trial at the forthcoming Nottingham Assizes.

Their trial would be one of the most extraordinary spectacles in British legal history.

The Derby Mercury of 27th June 1816 carried the new of the arrests.

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