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Tolpuddle martyrs

Line breaks: Tol|pud¦dle mar¦tyrs
Pronunciation: /ˈtɒlpʌd(ə)l
 
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Definition of Tolpuddle martyrs in English:

Six farm labourers from the village of Tolpuddle in Dorset who attempted to form a trade union and were sentenced in 1834 to seven years' transportation on a charge of administering unlawful oaths. Their harsh sentences caused widespread protests, and two years later they were pardoned and repatriated from Australia.

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