On Saturday 11 November 2017 starting at 10:00am and finishing approximately at 12:30pm at Lenton Grove at the University of Nottingham Richard Gaunt will talk about the fate of the Pentrich rebels.
The Pentrich Rebellion failed in its intended purpose of triggering a nationwide revolution on the evening of 9th – 10th June 1817. However, the story does not end there. In this Saturday Seminar, timed to coincide with the bicentenary of the execution of three of the Pentrich ringleaders, Dr Richard Gaunt reconsiders the aftermath of the rebellion. Using evidence provided by court transcripts, newspapers, spy evidence and estate records, he investigates not only what happened to the identified rebels themselves but to the families and villagers of Pentrich and district whom they left behind.
Dr Gaunt is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Nottingham
The Local History Seminars are organised by the University of Nottingham’s Department of History and are generally held on the second Saturday of the month at Lenton Grove. They are open to everyone with an interest in local and regional history. Booking is not necessary and the entry fee of £5 covers the cost of attending the seminar together with coffee and biscuits in the interval. The seminars start at 10.00 am and finish at approximately 12.30 pm.
Lenton Grove is most easily accessed via the West Gate (Beeston) on the main campus and is marked on the map below. There is roadside parking approximately 100m beyond Lenton Grove, just past the School of Humanities building.
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