|The slogan on this poster, advertising a Chartist demonstration
in Birmingham, echoes the cry of the French Revolution: 'Liberty,
Equality, Fraternity'. There was a further revolution in France in
February 1848, which gave renewed hope to radicals in Britain. In
April the Chartists presented their biggest petition yet to Parliament
(containing 5,706,000 names) only to have it rejected. Despite the
defiant language of this poster, Chartism was in decline.
Catalogue reference: HO 45/2410, Part 3, no. P599 (1848)