Source 2

Cartoon entitled: ‘Attack on the workhouse at Stockport’ from Illustrated London News, 20 August 1842, Catalogue ref: ZPER 34/1 f.236

  • What building is shown in the cartoon?
  • Can you describe the people in the crowd?
  • What is happening in this scene?
  • Why do you think a workhouse is being attacked?
  • How far is this cartoon evidence of social unrest?
  • Why do you think this cartoon appeared in the Illustrated London News?
  • Can you explain a link between events shown here and the Chartists demands in Source 1?