The Rebecca Riots

A Study in Agrarian Discontent by David Williams

Publisher: University Of Wales Press

Written in English
Cover of: The Rebecca Riots | David Williams
Published: Pages: 378 Downloads: 179
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Subjects:

  • British & Irish history: c 1700 to c 1900,
  • Demonstrations & protest movements,
  • Economic history,
  • Social history,
  • History - General History,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • Wales,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Australia & New Zealand - General
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages378
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7777353M
ISBN 10070830933X
ISBN 109780708309339

  The Rebecca Riots took place between and in South and Mid Wales. They were a series of protests undertaken by local farmers and agricultural workers in response to perceived unfair taxation. The rioters, often men dressed as women, took their actions against toll-gates, as they were tangible representations of high taxes and tolls. Genre/Form: Bauernaufstand () Additional Physical Format: Online version: Williams, David, Rebecca Riots. Cardiff, University of Wales Press,   The wave of unrest which took place in the s in Wales known as “the Rebecca riots” stands out as a success story within the generally gloomy annals of popular struggle and defeat: farmers and workers, outlandishly dressed in bonnets and petticoats, showed their outrage against unfair taxes by attacking tollgates and other symbols of perceived : Rhian E. Jones. The wave of unrest which took place in the s in Wales known as “the Rebecca riots” stands out as a success story within the generally gloomy annals of popular struggle and defeat: farmers and workers, outlandishly dressed in bonnets and petticoats, showed their outrage against unfair taxes by attacking tollgates and other symbols of perceived injustice. Petticoat Heroes draws on the.

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Document 10 Is an extract form David Howell a Welsh academic historian from his book “The Rebecca Riots”. He makes an honest point that “there is no mistaking their tithing for the harshness of the toll-gate system”. The tenant farmers were oppressed by the English toll.

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Rebecca Riots, disturbances that occurred briefly in and with greater violence from to in southwestern Wales. The rioting was in protest against charges at the tollgates on the public roads, but the attacks were symptomatic of a much wider disaffection caused by agrarian distress.

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But in my puny cosmos, it marked a crucial turning point. The Rebecca Riots were in fact a series of protests that took place between andthroughout the rural areas of west Wales, including Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

The protesters were mainly simple farming folk who had been angered, in general by unjust taxes, and more. The Rebecca riots took place in the rural parts of west Wales, including Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire, and Carmarthenshire, in They were a series of protests made by tenant farmers against the payment of tolls (fees) charged to use the roads.

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Morgan, The Queen's College, Oxford5/5(1). The Rebecca Riots are some of the most famous examples of rebellion in Welsh history. For a brief, intense period, the Welsh countryside was aflame with resistance as large groups of rebels, frequently disguised as women, destroyed toll gates, threatened the forces of law and order and made a mockery of the authorities attempts to catch the : Resolute Reader.

The Rebecca Riots, an uprising of oppressed peasantry against the burden of tollgates in west Wales, began in the summer of After only a few months, they ceased as suddenly as they had started and for three-and-a-half years, the countryside was undisturbed.

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The Rebecca Riots have become a powerful and emotive part of Welsh folklore, conveying through the years the spirit of a long and continuing resistance to English domination and exploitation, for attacks on the toll gates in the dead of night, by men with blackened faces, and disguised as.

On 13 Maythe tollgate at Efailwen, on the border between Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, was attacked by a large group of local men. It was the first of a series of attacks that lasted until and became known as the Rebecca Riots.

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They originated as protests against turnpikes which, because of the many small trusts, imposed heavy burdens on farmers and local people. They took the form of night attacks on toll-houses and -gates, the rioters often well organized.

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Now Read page 79 on how the authorities responded to the riots Make a table of the similarities and differences between the reactions towards the Peterloo massacre and the Rebecca riots. Study Sources B and C. Upon the publication of her book, ‘Petticoat Heroes’, a study of popular protest in the Rebecca riots, author Rhian E.

Jones draws parallels between the inspiring insurrection of the period and the radical protest movements of the 21st century. Part of the pleasure of studying history is its ability to throw as much light on the present as the past.

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Then, in the winter ofthey broke out again with greater violence/5(7). Rebecca Riots Letters and documents relating to the Rebecca Riots in east Carmarthenshire and west Glamorgan, between and There are 85 items in this collection.

Foreword. The editing of this History of the Rebecca Riots, written by my late father, has been to me a very pleasing and at the same time a very sorrowful task; pleasing, inasmuch as I was able to gather together his copious notes, the result of years of research, sorrowful, insomuch that he was not spared to complete the work, for doubtless then the book would have assumed a more polished style.

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Then, in the winter ofrioting broke out again—with greater violence. This study explores the deep-seated roots of these.