Freedom of Belief: A Gift to the World from Lincs and Notts

Adrian Gray


Region:
England
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Type:
Historian
Fee:
Paid: Around £50 minimum and £1 per head for numbers above 50 attending.
Category:
History
Updated:
30th September 2019
Tagged:
Nottinghamshire | Lincolnshire | Politics | Faith

The USA First Amendment and the UN Declaration on Human Rights both show the influence of men from Lincs and Notts who, during the turbulent 1600s, developed the revolutionary idea that people should be free to pursue any faith or none without Government interference.

In this talk we discover how men from the two counties were hounded out of their homes and died in prison so that others might one day have freedom - a freedom that is more at risk now than ever. Their legacy has been largely forgotten in their homeland until now, though their influence is felt across the world. It's a fascinating story ranging across two continents and five centuries, but one everyone should know.

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About Adrian Gray

I am a Cambridge-educated historian with around 25 published books on a variety of historical topics which you can see on my Amazon author page at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adrian-Gray/e/B0034P9K2M/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1529568674&sr=1-1

I specialise in the history of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, but nationally also Victorian crime and social history, the history of religious freedom, and the history of education and government inspection (which is a lot more interesting than it sounds!). I am one of the leaders of local community efforts to develop Christian heritage for tourism in Notts and Lincs, leading up to 'Mayflower 400' but also including the many other ways in which people from the region have helped to change the world.

I provide a range of lively and well-illustrated talks that can be tailored for local needs.


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