From the list on understanding Jane Austen’s England.
Who am I?
When I was a little girl, my parents bought me a children’s edition of Pride and Prejudice. Ever since, I have loved Jane Austen’s works. As I grew older, I really enjoyed learning about her, and researching the history of her times. I hope you will enjoy reading these books as much as I did!
Sue's book list on understanding Jane Austen’s England
Why did Sue love this book?
Samuel Bamford was a poor Lancashire weaver who lived in Lancashire – a long way from Jane Austen’s Hampshire home.
Bamford and other workers campaigned for workers to be given the vote – but this was a dangerous era for anyone who tried to rock the government vote. Samuel’s recollections show what daily life was like for those who had to earn their living.
In 1819, Bamford’s hope for a better life led him and his wife to a famous workers’ meeting in Manchester – where the infamous ‘Peterloo’ massacre took place.