Book Launch: Regicide or Revolution?

What Petitioners Wanted, September 1648 - February 1649

Miscellaneous Events 2020
The trial and execution of Charles I in 1649 has in the past been portrayed as the outcome of a crazed 'bloodlust' for revenge by supporters of parliament. This simplistic and dubious narrative obscures more than it reveals, and what is hidden by it is quite remarkable. Norah Carlin's new book Regicide or Revolution? What Petitioners Wanted, September 1648 - February 1649 is a collection and examination of the petitions from numerous units of the New Model Army and commoners around England in […]

Off His ‘Ed: Regicide At Pucklechurch

But William, libro ij° de Regibus, seyth (says) that this kyng kepyng a feste at Pulkirchirche, in the feste of seynte Austyn, and seyng a thefe, Leof by name, sytte [th]er amonge hys gestes, whom he hade made blynde afore for his trespasses -- (quem rex prios propter scelera eliminaverat, whom the King previously due to his crimes did excile) -- , arysede (arrested) from the table, and takenge that man by the heire of the hedde, caste him unto the grownde. Whiche kynge was sleyn -- (sed […]

The Surfin’ Turnips/ Who’s Afear’d/ Paul McCoch

Bristol Radical History Week wouldn’t be the same without a performance from Bristol’s favourite pirate punkers ‘The Surfin’ Turnips’. Tonight they play a special acoustic gig with their Dorset brothers-in-cider Who’s Afear’d and newcomer Paul McCoch. We will also be perforimg a reconstruction of the Regicide of Edmund I which will also be performed a Pucklechurch on Sunday. All proceeds go to the Thomas Clarkson: Abolition of Slavery plaque for which we and the Seven Stars are currently raising […]

Bristol Radical History Week 2008

Off With Their Heads Assassins, Plots & Regicide Saturday 24th October - Tuesday 4th November To see the full programme of these events click here. January 2009 sees the 360th anniversary of the regicide of Charles I and the creation of the English Republic, a unique moment in our island's history. To commemorate this momentous event, Bristol Radical History Week 2008 features 10 days of lectures, debates, gigs and 'happenings' dedicated to the men and women who have attempted to instigate […]