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date: 01 March 2021

Towle, Jameslocked

(1780–1816)
  • Malcolm I. Thomis

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Towle, James (1780–1816), stocking knitter and machine breaker, was a native of Basford, Nottingham. Almost nothing is known about his private life except that he had a wife and four children. Luddism—attacking machines in the name of ‘King Ludd’—had broken out in the cloth-finishing trade of the ...

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