|Died||11 October 1832 (aged 80)|
|Resting place||Bunhill Fields, London|
|Known for||Founding the London Corresponding Society.|
Thomas Hardy (3 March 1752 – 11 October 1832) was a British shoemaker who was an early
Thomas Hardy was born on 3 March 1752 in
Involvement with the London Corresponding Society
Around 1792, Hardy founded the
Death and legacy
In later life Hardy ceased involvement in politics, and with the assistance of friends set up a small shoe shop in Tavistock Street, Covent Garden. In September 1797 he moved to a smaller establishment in Fleet Street. He died on 11 October 1832 at his home in Queen's Row, Pimlico, London. He was buried at Bunhill Fields burial ground, where a granite obelisk, designed by John Woody Papworth, was later erected in his memory.
- Garrow's Law, BBC dramatisation based on Hardy's trial (episode 4, series 1)
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- Thompson, E.P. (1963). The Making of the English Working Class. New York: Vintage Books.
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