As the strike begins only the Howletts cross the picket line with Howlett's wife Rebecca and Will sympathetic to the hands. Daniel is impressed by the national scale of walk-outs but the strike committee's pay is low and a worker is shot whilst poaching to gain food for his family. As the weeks progress strike breakers are brought in and William offers Susanna money if she will leave William with their daughter but she refuses. Daniel is arrested on charges of sedition and jailed so Esther takes his place at a Chartist meeting in Manchester though on return she finds that her baby has taken sick and died. Eventually the workers agree that they will relinquish Chartism if they are given their jobs back and William agrees. Hannah dies with Peter still unable to prove the identity of Vernon.
don @ minifie-1