Tolpuddle Martyrs

Tolpuddle Martyrs
/ˌtɒlpʌdl ˈmatəz/ (say .tolpudl 'mahtuhz)

plural noun
a name given to six men from the village of Tolpuddle in Dorset, England, who were transported to Australia in 1834 for unlawfully administering oaths of loyalty to a union which they had formed.
Also, Dorchester Labourers.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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