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Pentrich Revolution Bicentenary Series


  • National Justice Museum High Pavement Nottingham, England, NG1 United Kingdom (map)

At a time of high unemployment and extreme poverty amongst the labouring classes, the Pentrich Revolution in June 1817 was one of the last popular uprisings against a brutal government fearful of an English version of the French Revolution. Although it failed, it was representative of a rising tide of radicalism in the 19th Century that eventually resulted in universal emancipation, the rise of the trade union movement and fairer employment laws.

2017 marks the bicentenary of this radical, historical moment and the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group will be hosting a series of events to commemorate this anniversary: walks, lectures, and cultural exhibitions form an important part of the programme and will be advertised separately on the Journey to Justice: Nottingham website.

Earlier Event: April 20
Exhibition Launch Event