Subject Red Sky at Night , Rick’s alight: Rural protest in Bedfordshire 1830-1849
Bob Ricketts, BAALHS
February 26, 2020


A study of the unrest amongst agricultural workers that spread across Bedfordshire in the mid 19th Century ( The Swing Riots) with a description of the extent of the arson attacks.  The role of the police, the Army and local politicians in controlling the unrest.