The Blanketeers or Blanket March was a demonstration organised in Manchester in March 1817. The intention was for the participants, who were mainly Lancashire weavers, to march to London and petition the Prince Regent over the desperate state of the textile industry in Lancashire, and to protest over the recent suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanketeers
Manchester hand-loom weavers who began a march on London in March 1817, in protest against the suspension of the Habeas Corpus
Act and the economic slump after the end of the Napoleonic Wars. They...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20688
Name given to Manchester district workers who attempted to march on London in 1817 to deliver petition to King - they carried blankets to sleep on.
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The Blanketeers were an assembly of some 500 Manchester operatives who in 1817 assembled at St Peter's Field, each carrying provisions and a blanket, proposing to walk to London to lay their grievances before the Prince Regent. The gathering caused some consternation, and the Habeas Corpus Act was suspended. The leaders were taken and imprisoned an...Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/CXB.HTM
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