An overview of the events of the Chartist rising in Newport in 1839 - a revolt which led to 22 deaths. The three leaders, Frost, Williams and Jones, were sentenced to death but the sentences were later commuted to transportation to Tasmania.

This clip is from:
Counties of Wales, Monmouth
First broadcast:
8 July 2004

Students could use this clip as an introduction to the Chartist Rising in Newport. Students could conduct research on the life and work of John Frost and find out why he is remembered in Newport's city centre. Students could then create a eulogy and recount the key events in his life.