Saturday, June 23rd, 12pm
Brecht Forum (in the Rubinstein Reading Room)
451 West St (corner of Bank St)
Despite the cheer-leading you may have seen in the media about the Diamond Jubilee of the British Monarch, a wave of nausea and apathy, rather than nationalism has suffused 'Albion' of late. Echoes of the English Revolution of the 1640s still haunt the British Royals; an historic event which led to the first modern popular Republic and culminated in the decapitation of 'Divine Right'.
Bristol Radical History Group will be recounting some hidden histories from this stormy period, looking at key moments in the levelling of Royal power:
trial of Charles I and the treachery of those turncoats
trans-Atlantic family of the Quaker William Penn
So if you want to find out why the humble son of a tailor, a broken silver cane, a plague of frogs and a falsified Aristocratic Crest were symbolic of the end of the Blue Bloods, then come on down...
Since 2006 Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG) have organized over 150 history events; staging walks, talks, gigs, reconstructions, films, exhibitions, trips through the archives and fireside story telling. We also publish a range of pamphlets and host a website at: www.brh.org.uk