Newport is a cathedral city in southeast Wales. It has been a port since medieval times, and until the rise of Cardiff from the 1850s, Newport was the largest coal-exporting port in Wales. Today, Newport is an important manufacturing and engineering center. Related BRANCH Article: Chris R. Vanden Bossche, “On Chartism”


Latitude: 51.579147544495
Longitude: -3.016562461853

Timeline of Events Associated with Newport

Date Event Manage
Nov 1839

Newport Uprising

Chartists attacking Westgate HotelNewport uprising on 3-4 November 1839. This was an armed uprising in support of the Chartist Petition. A few months after the rejection of the first Chartist petition, 9,000 laborers—some of them ignorant of the intentions of their leaders—marched into Newport with the plan of taking control of the town, but were quickly routed by local forces. Image: The attack of the Chartists on the Westgate Hotel, Newport, Mon. Nov 4th 1839. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


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