nIn May 1817
Brandreth met William Oliver from London. Oliver claimed that a large group of Radicals were planning an armed uprising in London on 9th June and asked Brandreth to persuade local workers to join the rebellion.
nThis was untrue and
it is now believed that Oliver
was working as an agent provocateur for Lord Sidmouth, the Home Secretary.
nOliver had previous
been involved in helping to
stop the Spa Fields Rioters from
capturing the Tower of London.