Published by Primary Source Microfilm
"This series is extraordinarily rich. It contains not only correspondence from harassed magistrates but a wealth of manuscript and printed sources arising out of local crises during these peculiarly difficult years...This invaluable series is to be commended." -- Gwyn A. Williams, Formerly Professor of History, University College, Cardiff
The immediate aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars was a period of great discontent and unrest. Conflict between town and country, rural and urban, north and south, working people and their masters--all this has been of central concern to historians.
Home Office Class HO52 consists of original correspondence and documents on public order and agitation sent to the Home Secretary by local authorities throughout Britain. This collection contains not only letters from harassed magistrates, but a wealth of manuscript and printed sources arising out of local crises during these particularly difficult years.
The papers give a vivid picture of conflict and struggle and provide first-hand accounts of working-class activities throughout the United Kingdom in these formative years of the world's first industrial revolution.
Part One: Boxes 1-11, 1820-1830
Part Two: Boxes 12-32, 1831-1836
Part Three: Boxes 33-47, 1837-1850
Complete Collection: 49 reels