The men of the Derbyshire village of Pentrich formed themselves into an armed force in 1817 and marched towards Nottingham expecting to be part of a national uprising to overthrow the government. The main reason for their action was anger and despair at the lack of work, lack of food and the apparent indifference of the government and local authorities to their ever more desperate plight . Their leader was Jeremiah Brandreth. There was no revolution and soldiers soon rounded up the rebels. After trial, three were hung for treason and several sent to a penal colony in Australia.
Around Pentrich village there are plaques on the walls of some of the building involved in the uprising …including the Dog Inn !