|"Fe godwn ni eto" - "We will rise again"|
I'm not in any way promoting modern ,or 20th, or even 19th Century Marxism. This is before any of those movements or revolutions leading to eventual dictatorship. This was a workers' movement rising from the vast disparities of wealth between the owners and the workers.
|NOT a medieval castle. Built in the 1820s on the backs of working men and women dying in starvation, disease, and industrial accidents.|
|From "The Story of Wales" BBC|
There were no toilets; the streets were open sewers; people were infested with lice and in such overcrowded conditions infections and diseases such as typhus, dysentery and cholera spread at terrifying speed.
The Rising was initially successful with the mob of laid-off, maimed, or working poor actually taking the city of Merthyr with the British Regiment of Highlanders fleeing from thousands of workers armed with sticks, bricks, picks, and shovels. And as in most revolutions, what then? The workers had no clear plan and the demands ranged from a restoration of employment at previous wage rates, a 10 percent across-the-board wage increase, to a march on London to dethrone the King. They all disbanded when more British Troops marched on the city.