A description of conditions leading to the Merthyr Rising of 1831 when workers felt a sense of unrest due to their poor wages and working conditions. During this revolt the red flag was raised for the first time in British history.

This clip is from:
A Nonconformist People
First broadcast:
20 November 2008

Students could either study the history of Merthyr Tydfil, Victorian Wales, industrial uprisings or the iron industry. Learners could discuss what the significance was of a red flag being raised. During this revolt, a famous Welsh martyr was created. Learners could look at the history of Dic Penderyn and create a fitting memorial documenting his life.