Thomas Hardy

Standard Name: Hardy, Thomas,, 1752 - 1832


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Friends, Associates Olaudah Equiano
After settling in London in 1777, OE became well acquainted with members of the anti-slavery movement and other reformers, including another Black author, Quobna Ottobah Cugoano , and the reformer Thomas Hardy . He met...
politics Thomas Holcroft
He came to trial along with Thomas Hardy , Daniel Adams , and John Horne Tooke . Some of his co-defendants were acquitted and the case was dropped.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Goodwin, Albert. The Friends of Liberty: The English Democratic Movement in the Age of the French Revolution. Hutchinson, 1979.
politics Mary Tighe
MT was a liberal Whig in political opinions. She celebrated the famous acquittal of Thomas Hardy , John Thelwall , and John Horne Tooke of the charge of high treason in a sonnet Written on...


January 1792
A shoemaker named Thomas Hardy founded the London Corresponding Society , an association for working men interested in political reform.
12 May 1794
Thomas Hardy , founder and secretary of the LondonCorresponding Society , and Daniel Adams , secretary of the Society for Constitutional Information , were arrested at their homes.
September 1794
Indictments against Thomas Hardy , John Horne Tooke , and John Thelwall argued that proposals radically to limit the power of the king should rank as treason.
6 October 1794
A London grand jury found twelve accused radicals guilty of high treason. Lord Chief Justice Eyre had delivered them the charge.
5 November 1794
Thomas Hardy was acquitted at the Old Bailey of high treason, after a trial which had opened on 28 October 1794.