2017 is the 200th anniversary of the Pentrich Revolution in Derbyshire. Also known as the Pentrich Rising, in June 1817 Jeremiah Brandreth led a group of armed rebels on a march to Nottingham intending to join a national uprising there and march on to London. Intercepted by the militia the three ringleaders were tried for treason and publicly hanged and beheaded in Derby.
In tracing family history we often forget the context of our ancestors’ lives and the impact such events would have had. From rebellion and civil war to Luddite machine-breaking, riots against nonconformist ministers and the struggle for Universal Suffrage, find out some of the interesting times our ancestors lived through.
An illustrated talk by Jacqui Kirk, professional genealogist and archival researcher, for everyone who is interested in history, whether national, local or family.
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