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“Impeccably researched.”
Kent Courier

“[The Swing Riots] are brought to life in a racy and well-researched narrative.”
Hastings Trawler

"Crisply written and a fascinating read."
Sussex Express

"An intriguing slice of local history."
The Brighton Argus

"Will surely help break the near-silence about this telling episode in our local and national history and help us to understand a little more about how we arrived at the society we have today."
West Sussex County Times.

“Presents the untold story
of rural class war in southeast England,
in a style accessible to readers of all ages.”
Geoffrey Mead, University of Sussex

ISBN 1 904 109 136
128 pages
Size 156mm x 234mm

CAPTAIN SWING
IN SUSSEX AND KENT



The year is 1830.

A state of anarchy terrorises Sussex and Kent.

Panic-stricken landowners cower behind bolted doors.
Cottagers tremble for their lives
as farm machinery is smashed to smithereens.

Petrified farmers receive blood-chilling, anonymous letters,
threatening to roast them alive in their beds.

The search is on for the bandit leader

Captain Swing — Wanted: Dead or Alive!





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