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dc.contributor.authorNavickas, Katrina
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-10T08:01:09Z
dc.date.available2011-10-10T08:01:09Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationNavickas , K 2011 , ' Captain Swing in the North : the Carlisle Riots of 1830 ' , History Workshop Journal , vol. 71 , no. 1 , pp. 5-28 . https://doi.org/10.1093/hwj/dbq048
dc.identifier.issn1363-3554
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 405742
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 79953753568
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/6611
dc.description“This is a pre-copy-editing, author produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in History Workshop Journal following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version of Navickas, K. (2011) 'Captain Swing in the North : the Carlisle Riots of 1830.' History Workshop Journal 71 (1) pp.5 - 28 is available online at: http://hwj.oxfordjournals.org/”
dc.description.abstractOn the evening of Tuesday, 30 November 1830, incendiaries set fire to a wheat stack and a haystack situated in two fields a quarter of a mile outside Carlisle, Cumberland. Large crowds gathered at the sites of both fires and proceeded to riot. Disturbances continued the following day when workmen attempted to salvage what little remained of the stacks. Local newspapers and witnesses at the ensuing trial assumed that the incidents were the work of ‘Captain Swing’, the imaginary leader of the wave of arson and agricultural machine breaking that was concurrently raging across southern England. This impression of the unusual nature of the agitation was amplified when, some days later, the clerk of the peace and several local gentlemen received threatening letters signed with pseudonyms, including that of ‘Swing’. Two handloom weavers, James Mendham, alias Montgomery, aged twenty–six, and Robert Thursby, aged thirty–eight, were eventually arrested and tried for arson, and five other men were charged with rioting.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofHistory Workshop Journal
dc.titleCaptain Swing in the North : the Carlisle Riots of 1830en
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionHistory
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Regional and Local History
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