(Merthyr Rising) [New] Ñ Gwyn Alfred Williams

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Merthyr Rising

Summary Æ Merthyr Rising At Merthyr One man was hanged as an example Richard Lewis a miner of 23 known as Dic Pendery Merthyr Tydfil is a beautiful town It is all warm and friendly now with green spaces filling in over the industrial ravages of the past While much industry has gone and the good people struggle with their economic challenges I have found them to be open hearted and welcomingFor a solid history this book is highly readable The author knows his subject and in a couple of prefaces in the edition that I read he explains his roots in the town and the social and socialist history that he knew I am proud to say that I am a relation by marriage of one Abednego Jones who carried a flag of reform See provides an excellent background on the history and social conditions leading to the rising Then the events roll forward and carry through the tragedy and sacrifices leading to some reforms Dic Penderyn and all those he represents should be everyone s heroes Down In Texas now with green spaces filling in over the industrial ravages of the past While much industry has gone and the good people struggle with their economic challenges I have found them to be open hearted and welcomingFor a solid history this book is highly readable The author knows his subject and in a couple of prefaces in the edition that I read he explains his roots in the town and the social and socialist history that he knew I am proud to say that I am a relation by marriage of one Abednego Jones who carried a flag of reform See provides an excellent background on the history and social conditions leading to the rising Then the events roll forward and carry through the tragedy and sacrifices leading to some reforms Dic Penderyn and all those he represents should be everyone s heroes

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Summary Æ Merthyr Rising On 2 June 1831 thousands of workers under a red flag broke into insurrection The rebels drov I can still remember the day when I encountered my first Conservative a shock all the greater in that it coincided with the crisis of puberty Thus Gwyn Williams introducing his home town of Merthyr Tydfil famously a socialist town in the Welsh valleys as Williams himself was famously a socialist Gwyn Williams known to some as Gwyn Alf was for many the 20th century historian of popular culture At the very least he stood as a diminutive giant as the eual of other giants in the same field men such as E P Thompson Eric Hobsbawm and Christopher Hill His undergraduate lectures which I myself witnessed were delivered as though from a soap box bowling his students along with good humour intelligence and insight This inspirational scholarly account tells of the Merthyr Rising of 1831 a self consciously working class revolt set against the Reform Bill campaign in which some two dozen revolutionaries were killed and seventy wounded The narrative moves effortlessly between accounts of day to day events to analysis of the local class structure the place of religion and music and the price of food Melbourne the Prime Minister with his characteristic guile and wisdom had only one individual hanged Even so this man Dic Penderyn lived on in local legend as martyr and hero into recent times Williams account of the Merthyr Rising is full of his characteristic wit energy and spirit It is a splendid book Nikhil Kaliszians #1 narrative moves effortlessly between accounts of day to day events to analysis of the local class structure the place of religion and music and the price of food Melbourne the Prime Minister with his characteristic guile and wisdom had only one individual hanged Even so this man Dic Penderyn lived on in local legend as martyr and hero into recent times Williams account of the Merthyr Rising is full of his characteristic wit energy and spirit It is a splendid book

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Summary Æ Merthyr Rising E the military out of the town and were crushed only after some 800 troops had concentrated Moved to Wales last year with my returning Welsh husband learning Welsh at the Soar in Merthyr with a group of warm witty and friendly Merthyr peopleVery glad to have read this informative history of the Merthyr Rising and fascinating early union activity I must ask our Welsh teacher if this subject is taught to schoolchildren in Merthyr


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