The following is a list of publications referred to on this website. This Bibliography will grow as the works referred to increases.

NB: To find references to the sources used in blog posts, expand the post onto its own page by clicking on the title or the 'read more' link at the bottom (if present). 

Primary Sources


Home Office Papers, Public Record Office, Kew, London
(References from this source are prefixed with 'HO' and then the appropriate division - contact me if you require the precise folio reference)

Contemporary Sources

Howell, T, State Trials, vol xxxi (Hansard, London, 1823) available online
Knight, J, A Correct Report of the Proceedings on the Trial of Thirty-Eight Men on a Charge of Administering an Unlawful Oath (Manchester, 1812) available online
Raynes, F, An Appeal to the Public (London, 1817)
Shillitoe, T, Journal of the Life, Labour and Travels of Thomas Shillitoe in the Service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, volume 1 (Harvey & Darton, London, 1839)
Taylor, R, The Blackfaces of 1812 (H Bradbury & Co, Bolton, 1839)


Chester Chronicle
Chester Courant
Cobbett's Political Register
Derby Mercury
Lancaster Gazette
Leeds Intelligencer
Leeds Mercury
Leicester Chronicle
Leicester Journal
Manchester Mercury
Morning Chronicle
Nottingham Journal
Nottingham Review
The Times

Parliamentary Reports

First report from Select Committee on Artizans and Machinery, 1824 (51) 1 available online (subscription or academic login required)
Report from the Committee on the Framework-Knitters Petitions, 1812 (247) 2 available online (subscription or academic login required)
Second Report from the Committee on the Framework-Knitters Petitions, 1812 (349) 2 available online (subscription or academic login required)

Secondary Sources

Bailey, B, The Luddite Rebellion (Sutton Publishing, Stroud, 1998)
Bamford, S, Passages in the Life of a Radical, and Early Days (T Fisher Unwin, London, 1893) available online
Binfield, K, Writings of the Luddites (The Johns Hopkins University Press, London, 2004)
Brooke, A & Kipling, L, Liberty Or Death: Radicals, Republicans & Luddites, 1793-1823 (Workers History Publications, Honley, 1993)
Darvall, F, Popular Disturbances and Public Order in Regency England (1934: Oxford University Press, London, 1969)
Dinwiddy, J, "Luddism and Politics in the Northern Counties", Social History 4.1 (January 1979): 33-63.
Feldman, R & Scott-Kilvert, D, The Journals of Mary Shelley (The Johns Hopkins University Press, London, 2005)
Felkin, W,  A History of the Machine Wrought Hosiery and Lace Manufactures (Longmans Green, London, 1867) available online
Glen, R, Urban Workers in the Early Industrial Revolution (Croom Helm, Beckenham, 1984)
Grimmett, J, &  Thomis, M, Women in Protest 1800-1850 (Croom Helm, London, 1982)
Hall, N & Kipling, L, On The Trail of the Luddites (Pennine Heritage Network, Hebden Bridge, 1984)
Hammond, JL & B, The Skilled Labourer (1919: Longman, London, 1979) available online (NB - page references on this site are from the 1979 edition)
Peacock, A.J., Bread or Blood: The Agrarian Riots in East Anglia 1816 (Victor Gollancz, London, 1965)
Peel, F, The Risings of the Luddites, Chartists and Plug-Drawers (Frank Cass & Co, London, 1968)
Prentice, A,  Historical sketches and personal recollections of Manchester (Charles Gilpin, London, 1851) available online
Randall, A,Riotous Assemblies (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006)
Reid, R, Land of Lost Content (Heinemann, London, 1986)
Sutton, J.F.,  The date-book of remarkable and memorable events connected with Nottingham and its neighbourhood, 1750-1850 (Simpkin & Marshall, London, 1852) available online
Thomis, M, Luddism in Nottinghamshire (Phillimore, London, 1972)
Thomis, M.I.,The Luddites (David and Charles, London, 1970)
Thompson, E.P., The Making of the English Working Class (1963: Penguin, London, 1991) available online
Tomlinson, V.I., "Letters of a Lancashire Luddite Transported to Australia 1812-1816", Transactions of the Lancashire & Cheshire Antiquarian Society 77 (1967): 97-127.