C1830 Richard Oastler - factory reformer, abolitionist & Tory radical.
C1830 Richard Oastler – factory reformer, abolitionist & Tory radical.C1830 Richard Oastler – factory reformer, abolitionist & Tory radical.

C1830 Richard Oastler – factory reformer, abolitionist & Tory radical. SOLD

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A super and important commemoration of one of the main protagonists for the extension of workers rights.

Richard Oastler (20 December 1789 – 22 August 1861) was an English labour reformer, “Tory radical”, and abolitionist. He fought for the rights of working children in the Factory Act of 1847, and was also a prominent leader of the Factory reform and anti-Poor Law movement.

The 1847 Factory Act restricted children to a 10-hour day in cotton mills, but  it was not until six years after his death that the act was widened to include children working in all factories.

The mug is just over 5 inches high.