The Bristol Riots, their Causes, Progress, and Consequences. By a Citizen. TRANSPORTATION, ANONYMOUS.

The Bristol Riots, their Causes, Progress, and Consequences. By a Citizen.

London: Cadell, 1832.

Octavo, with a lithographic frontispiece; later olive half roan, spine gilt; bookplate of Bernard Gore Brett.

Contemporary anonymous account of the Bristol Riots, a popular uprising that resulted in the transportation of offenders charged with sedition to the Australian colonies.

Contemporary anonymous account of the Bristol Riots, a popular uprising that resulted in the transportation of offenders charged with sedition to the Australian colonies.

Following the rejection of electoral reform laws by the House of Lords in 1831, a large crowd assembled in Queen Square to protest the fact that only a small fraction of Bristol's population had the right to vote. Rioting ensued for the following three days, during which time a fiery mob of some 500 young men looted the house of the Bishop of Bristol, Mansion House, and other eminent private properties. Ultimately the Third Dragoon Guards were deployed to break the standoff, resulting in a handful of casualties and many more wounded. Eighty-one of the Bristol rioters were found guilty, seven of whom were sentenced to transportation. Of the twenty-six sentenced to death, fifteen were subsequently reprieved and sentenced to transportation to Australia.

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