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Tolpuddle Martyrs, The

Six agricultural labourers in Tolpuddle, England were condemned to penal servitude in 1834 for organizing a union of fellow workers. The case, which caused much public indignation, marked a turning point in British labour laws. Most of the martyrs eventually settled in Upper Canada.

Location

In Siloam Cemetery, where the grave of George Loveless - one of the martyrs - is located, County Road 31, north of London

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Middlesex

Municipality: City of London

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