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.
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.