1820 Scottish Rising – Scots Betrayed By Westminster Unionist Spies – Many Scots Murdered by English Soldiers and 22 Scots Martyrs Sentenced to Death For High Treason and Sedition – Are There Lessons to Be Learned?

        The 1820 Scottish Uprising James Wilson, Andrew Hardie & John Baird (all weavers) were accused by the Crown of being leaders of the “1820 Rising”, a group of Scots campaigning for universal male suffrage, better working conditions and a Scottish parliament. They, together with 19 others, mostly weavers: Thomas M’Culloch, BenjaminContinue reading “1820 Scottish Rising – Scots Betrayed By Westminster Unionist Spies – Many Scots Murdered by English Soldiers and 22 Scots Martyrs Sentenced to Death For High Treason and Sedition – Are There Lessons to Be Learned?”