The Hanging At Kenn tells of historian Steve Poole’s quest for the reasons behind Britain’s last public hanging to be carried out at the “scene of the crime”. It happened at Kenn in North Somerset in the early 1830’s. A bitter tale of the power of law and order in pre-Victorian Britain. The film will be followed by a question and answer session with Steve Poole.
Not in World War II but Bristol in the English Civil War (Revolution). Bristol At War follows Professor Ronald Hutton’s search to discover why the second city in the country fell twice during the Civil War, first to the Royalists and then to the Parliamentarians.
Both films are from The History Trail TV series produced by available light.