Chartism was a movement for political reform in Britain in the first half of the 19th century which took its name from "the People's Charter" of 1838, published by one group of activists. The movement represented the grievances of the working class, who had no say in the running of the country. The first four goals of the Charter were eventually achieved. The tea towel design shows a contemporary illustration of the Chartist storming of the Westgate Hotel in Newport, probably the last large-scale armed rebellion in mainland Britain. A historical gift that captures the essence of this political movement.