Dic Penderyn. Who???

dic penderyn

Not cavalry, though there’s a tenuous military connection, and not Napoleonic either. But as a Welshman I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this post on the (in)famous Merthyr Riots which shows, in a small way, the power wielded by 19th century ruling classes.

Just as well things have changed somewhat. I think.

The Merthyr Riots, 1831

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~ by cavalrytales on November 16, 2013.

2 Responses to “Dic Penderyn. Who???”

  1. Is this Pendragon?

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    • No – he was just some random bloke caught up in the fracas. But the authorities were determined to stamp on industrial unrest and he was the scapegoat. The first Welsh martyr, they say.

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