Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

Story of George Loveless and the Tolpuddle Martyrs

£4.99

Product description

George Loveless, the acknowledged leader of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, wrote two brief accounts: one of his arrest, imprisonment and trial; the other, of his experiences in Australia as a transported convict. Apart from this, however, a shroud of mystery hangs over his life, owing to a pact of secrecy, which he and those four of his companions who, like him, emigrated to Canada following their return from Australia, swore to one another.

Nevertheless, by painstaking research, not only in the United Kingdom but also in Canada and Australia, it is now possible to reveal many, hitherto, unpublished details about George Loveless's life.

This is the story of how Methodism - for George Loveless was a staunch Methodist - was originally brought to Tolpuddle, and of the intense and violent prejudice which existed against such `dissenting' religions at that time; of the socio-economic forces which compelled Loveless to establish his Tolpuddle trade union, and of the sly pretext on which the authorities arrested and charged him in 1834.

We sense the humiliation of this righteous and God-fearing man as he is marched, unceremoniously, through the streets of Dorchester en route to His Majesty's Prison. We sense the anguish of his family as he is sent to the dreaded convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land in Australasia. Finally, we learn of his triumph when he, together with Martyr brothers James, Thomas and John Standfield, and James Brine make a new and successful life in Canada. Hardback with dust jacket in fine condition

Item details

Author(s):
Andrew Norman
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st ed 2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1841148385
ISBN-13:
9781841148380
Publisher:
Halsgrove
Title:
Story of George Loveless and the Tolpuddle Martyrs

Standard UK Delivery (currently free)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

George Loveless, the acknowledged leader of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, wrote two brief accounts: one of his arrest, imprisonment and trial; the other, of his experiences in Australia as a transported convict. Apart from this, however, a shroud of mystery hangs over his life, owing to a pact of secrecy, which he and those four of his companions who, like him, emigrated to Canada following their return from Australia, swore to one another.

Nevertheless, by painstaking research, not only in the United Kingdom but also in Canada and Australia, it is now possible to reveal many, hitherto, unpublished details about George Loveless's life.

This is the story of how Methodism - for George Loveless was a staunch Methodist - was originally brought to Tolpuddle, and of the intense and violent prejudice which existed against such `dissenting' religions at that time; of the socio-economic forces which compelled Loveless to establish his Tolpuddle trade union, and of the sly pretext on which the authorities arrested and charged him in 1834.

We sense the humiliation of this righteous and God-fearing man as he is marched, unceremoniously, through the streets of Dorchester en route to His Majesty's Prison. We sense the anguish of his family as he is sent to the dreaded convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land in Australasia. Finally, we learn of his triumph when he, together with Martyr brothers James, Thomas and John Standfield, and James Brine make a new and successful life in Canada. Hardback with dust jacket in fine condition

Author(s):
Andrew Norman
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st ed 2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1841148385
ISBN-13:
9781841148380
Publisher:
Halsgrove
Title:
Story of George Loveless and the Tolpuddle Martyrs

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £8.00

Outside Europe: £15.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Skipton

Oxfam bookshops offer a wider selection of books than most shops, from modern fiction and leisure interest to more specialist subjects, classics, and rare or collectable books. For more information please call us!

View Shop