What was the Newport Rising (1839)?

Introduction The Newport Rising was the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in Great Britain, when, on Monday 04 November 1839, nearly 10,000 Chartist sympathisers, led by John Frost, marched on the town of Newport, Monmouthshire. The men, including many coal-miners, most with home-made arms, were intent on liberating fellow Chartists who were reported to… Read More