The Rebecca riots

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  • Created on: 13-06-12 11:26

Was from 1839-1943

They were called 'Rebecca and her Daughters' as a Biblical Reference for they dressed in womens clothes to hide their identities.

Causes-

The aim was to remove the tollgates and turnpikes which cost the farmers a vast sum.

As they also had to pay tithes to a church that they were not a member of. They felt that nobody was on their side-everyone in power was English not Welsh and they resented the gate owners due to the belief that the tithes they paid were not…

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Ellie Meekie

very useful :) thanks and good luck on the exam tomorrow x

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