The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.
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The action is set in the 1830s, but the Lanternist's magic lantern dates from the 1860s. See more
It behoves us to accept our lot in life and to work for our reward.
At the end of the film, information about what happened to the six Martyrs appears onscreen in the style of a magic-lantern show. See more
To receive a PG certificate a 3 second cut was made to UK cinema and video versions during a scene hinting at oral sex between McCallum and his dog. The cut was waived for the 15-rated BFI DVD release in 2009. See more