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Power, Politics and Protest
The growth of political rights in Britain in the 19th century
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A letter from Hadlow in Kent to the Home Office, 1830, about a suspicious fire
(Catalogue ref: HO 52/8)
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HO 52/8; letter to the Home Office about a suspicious fire, 1830

As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • What is being reported in this letter to the Home Office?
  • Why do you think some agricultural labourers decided to set farms on fire?
  • How did other local labourers react to the fire?
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