The Newport Rising was the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain, when on 4 November 1839, somewhere between 1,000 and 5,000 Chartist sympathisers, including many coal-miners, most with home-made arms, led by John Frost, marched on the town of Newport, Monmouthshire, intent on liberating fellow Chartists who were reported to have been taken prisoner in the town's Westgate Hotel.
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... through South Wales to the Westgate Hotel, Newport, Monmouthshire where there was a confrontation ... The result of the Newport Rising was a disaster for Chartism ... exist from contemporaries, such as the Yorkshire Chartist Ben Wilson, that Newport was to have been the signal for a national uprising if successful ...
... The Last RisingThe Newport Chartist Insurrection of 1839, University of Wales Press, ISBN 978-0-7083-1451-7 ...
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