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Power, Politics and Protest
The growth of political rights in Britain in the 19th century
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A poster describing men who set fire to a stack of oats, Cambridge, December 1830
(Catalogue ref: HO 52/6)
HO 52/6; poster about men who set fire to a stack of oats, 1830

As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • Why might these middle-aged men have set fire to a stack of oats?
  • What do you think was the purpose of this poster?
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