The Western Vindicator

The “Western Vindicator” was a weekly newspaper with a news content aimed at Chartists in South Wales and the West of England. Articles written by John Frost, Henry Vincent and other local Chartists were sometimes read out at Chartist lodge meetings and the newspaper was distributed widely. The arrest of Henry Vincent, the popular 25-year-old Chartist missionary to the region, in May 1839 on a charge of sedition greatly angered the majority of Chartists in South Wales, and efforts to have Vincent set free from Monmouth Gaol may have contributed in part to the Newport Rising later in the year. The articles in the Western Vindicator newspaper give a good indication of the thinking of the Chartist leaders from the start of the year through to the Newport Rising in November 1839.

CLICK below to see a copy of the Western Vindicator for that date.

WV No.1 – 13th February 1838 – 4 pages

WV No.2 – 2nd March 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.3 – 9th March 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.4 – 16th March 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.5 – 23rd March 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.6 – 30th March 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.7 – 6th April 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.8 – 13th April 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.9 – 20th April 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.10 – 27th April 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.11 – 4th May 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.12 – 11th May 1839 – 2 pages

WV No.13 – 18 May 1839 – 1 page

WV No.14 – 25 May 1839 – 1 page

WV No.15 – 1st June 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.16 – 8st June 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.17 – 15st June 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.18 – 22nd June 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.19 – 29th June 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.20 – 6th July 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.21 – 13th July 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.22 – 20th July 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.23 – 27th July 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.24 – 3rd August1839 – 4 pages

WV No.25 – 10th August1839 – 4 pages

WV No.26 – 17th August1839 – 4 pages

WV No.27 – 24th August1839 – 4 pages

WV No.28 – 31st August1839 – 4 pages

WV No.29 – 7th September1839 – 4 pages

WV No.30 – 13th September1839 – 4 pages

WV No.31 – 20th September1839 – 4 pages

WV No.32 – 27th September1839 – 4 pages

WV No.33 – 5th October1839 – 4 pages

WV No.34 – 12th October1839 – 4 pages

WV No.35 – 19th October1839 – 4 pages

WV No.36 – 26th October1839 – 4 pages

WV No.37 –

WV No.38 – 9th November 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.39 – 16th November 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.40 – 23th November 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.41 – 30th November 1839 – 4 pages

WV No.42 – 7th December 1839 – 4 pages

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