Definition of Tolpuddle martyrs in English:

Tolpuddle martyrs

proper noun

  • Six farm labourers from the village of Tolpuddle in Dorset who attempted to form a trade union and were sentenced in 1834 to seven years' transportation on a charge of administering unlawful oaths. Their harsh sentences caused widespread protests, and two years later they were pardoned and repatriated from Australia.


Tolpuddle martyrs