Did Monmouth’s Rebellion Matter?

Date: Thursday 5 September

Start Time: 6.30pm for a 7pm start

Price: £10 per person

Categories: Talk by Professor Ronald Hutton, chaired by Chris Brown, one of the Founders of the Militia and Town Mayor’s Sergeant and Freeman, as part of Wimborne Militia 25 Events series

This talk seeks to answer the questions of how far King James II threatened the liberties and religion of the English, and therefore whether the Duke of Monmouth’s men were justified in rebelling against him, and if the subsequent and successful Glorious Revolution rescued England from a different, and worse, future.

Wine, Beer, hot drinks and snacks will be available to purchase from 6.30pm and the talk will begin at 7pm.

Biography: Ronald Hutton is Professor of History in the University of Bristol, the Gresham Professor of Divinity at London, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Antiquaries, the Learned Society of Wales, and the British Academy. He has held a number of public posts and is currently a member of the Historic Estate Conservation Committee of Historic England and also the chair of the first national Blue Plaques Panel. He has published eighteen books and ninety-five essays on a wide range of subjects including British history between 1400 and 1700, ancient and modern paganism in Britain, the British ritual year, and Siberian shamanism.

This is a fundraising event and all profits go towards the running of the museum




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