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Despite the cheerleading 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: the trial of Charles I and the treachery of those turncoats, the 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 Blue Blood then come on down…

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