History walk 1: Wulfstan to Colston and the sinews of slavery

An abolition walk

Starts and leaves outside of the front of M Shed. Our first stop will be outside of the Merchant Venturers’ Almshouses (at the Broad Quay end of King Street), where the Merchant Venturers successfully petitioned for Bristol’s involvement in the ‘African Trade’ in 1698. We will cross Queen Square to Redcliffe Street and on to the Seven Stars. This will feature Abolitionists Thomas Clarkson, Wulfstan and the Quakers. On into Castle Park and Colston’s sugar refinery, past All Saints (where Edward […]

Event Suite: Conscience Panel

A rich and complex history: conscientious objection to the military in the First World War (Lois Bibbings) This talk revisits what we know about objectors – in terms of their thoughts, motivations, decision-making and actions as well as how they were seen and treated – in order to reflect on the importance of portraying this (and other) rich and complex stories of protest and resistance. John Percy Fletcher, Thomas Gregory, and the Quaker campaign against compulsory military training in New […]

Studio 1: Bristol Radical History Group Book Launch

Refusing to Kill: Bristol's World War I Conscientious Objectors, and Mabel Tothill: Feminist, Socialist, Pacifist

This book launch will include talks by some of the authors and time for questions and answers. Both booklets will be available to buy at the festival. Refusing to Kill: Bristol's World War I Conscientious Objectors by Remembering the Real World War 1 (Lois Bibbings, Jeremy Clarke, Mary Dobbing, Colin Thomas) This A4 colour booklet reflects the work of a community history project undertaken by Remembering the Real World War 1, with support from researchers around the country as well as […]

Outcasts, Cowards and Quakers – Re-examining the Conscientious Objectors of the First World War

This talk given by Professor Lois Bibbings will consider conventional ideas about objectors alongside an exploration of who these men (and women) were, what they did and why, what happened to them and how they were viewed. A complex picture emerges which takes us a long way from stereotypical images of objectors as, for example, despised, rejected, unmanly, lacking courage and/or devotedly religious. This event is organised by the Bristol Skeptics Society and takes place at the Smoke and Mirrors […]

The Family of William Penn

Miscellaneous 2012
Liam Flynn's Ale House 22W. North Ave. Tel. (443) 956 1702 liamflynn@gmail.com The Family of William Penn: Their Role in the brutal Colonisation of Ireland The Story of the Penn family's involvement in Cromwell's bloody occupation of Ireland, their amassing of land and estates by force and their role as aristocatic absentee landlords. A mighty counter-blast to the accepted depiction of the Penns as peace lovers, promoters of brotherhood and religious freedom.  

The Life & Family of William Penn (MD)

Miscellaneous 2012
Red Emma's Bookstore, 800 St. Paul St. Baltimore, MD 21202. 260 years of bloody colonial history - an illustrated talk A mighty counter blast to the deoiction of Quaker, Willaim Penn as a peace lover and promoter of brotherhood and religious freedom. It will include: how Penn's family accumulated their wealth over five generations; their constant anti-republicanism; their involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the bloody colonial British expansion into Ireland, Jamaica and America. It […]

The Life & Family of William Penn (PA)

Miscellaneous 2012
Wooden Shoe Book, 704 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19147. 260 years of bloody colonial history - an illustrated talk. A mighty counter blast to the deoiction of Quaker, Willaim Penn as a peace lover and promoter of brotherhood and religious freedom. It will include: how Penn's family accumulated their wealth over five generations; their constant anti-republicanism; their involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the bloody colonial British expansion into Ireland, Jamaica and America. It […]

The Life & Family of William Penn (NY)

Miscellaneous 2012
Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen Street, New York 10002. 260 years of bloody colonial history - an illustrated talk A mighty counter blast to the deoiction of Quaker, Willaim Penn as a peace lover and promoter of brotherhood and religious freedom. It will include: how Penn's family accumulated their wealth over five generations; their constant anti-republicanism; their involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the bloody colonial British expansion into Ireland, Jamaica and America. It […]

Religious Radicals 1: James Nayler

Suggested areas of discussion… The religious/political turmoil of the 17th century Nayler in the New Model Army What Nayler believed and preached Nayler and Fox : Radical and Reformist currents in the Quakers What actually happened when Nayler rode into Bristol in October 1656 The trial and punishment and its wider political implications Why was Nayler forgotten and why he should be remembered

The Life & Family of William Penn

260 Years of Bloody Colonial History

William Penn Front Cover
This booklet is a short analysis of the role of the Penn family and other early Quakers in the Transatlantic Slave Trade and European expansionism in the North Americas. As far as I am aware this story, the links between the different generations of the Penn family, has never before been told. It is pertinent to ask, “Why is this so?” The Penn family was at the heart of the English Revolution in the 17th Century and of every important event of British colonial expansionism from the colonisation […]

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