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The Cato Street Conspiracy


The arrest of the Cato street conspirators.  Print Collector / Print Collector/Getty Images
The arrest of the Cato street conspirators. Print Collector / Print Collector/Getty Images

Urbanization and mechanization, and all the downsides they brought with them, had continued in Great Britain in the years since the Luddite Rebellion. In response, a radical group plotted to assassinate the Prime Minister's entire cabinet.

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Topics in this Podcast: 19th century, industrialization, labor, British history, European history, luddites, show notes, Great Britain


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