America's Christian Heritage

Adrian Gray

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Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: Minimum £50 plus £1 per person if attendance over 50
30th September 2019
American History | Religion | British History

This talk explains how a small number of English people with connections to the East Midlands and East Anglia came to have a huge impact on the shaping of America. You will hear about the exploits of the early Pilgrims like William Bradford, the great puritan John Cotton, the turbulent Ann Hutchinson, Roger Williams and many more. The talk will also show how the tradition of religious liberty, developed amongst the earliest English Baptists, came to influence the American Constitution.

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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:

I specialise in the counties of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, but I also speak on a number of national issues such as 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 fully-illustrated talks that can be tailored for local needs. You can email me for a full list of talks. I am a skilled presenter having worked as a teacher for many years and also as a tour guide in my home area.

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