Retribution, Performing Passivity, and Protest Anew: Social and Political Relations in Kent after the Swing Riots

Event Type: Local / Community

Takes Place: 24th September 2019

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University

Description: In studies of rural social conflict two themes have dominated: on the one hand, studies of the major outbreaks of rural protest, and, on the other, analyses of everyday conflict and social relations. This lecture attempts to bring the two together by asking a rather different question: what happens to and in rural communities after major episodes of protest? The focus is the Swing Riots of 1830 and the years that ensued up until the implementation of the New Poor Law starting in the early months of 1835.

How to book: Booking not required

Price: Free

Tel: 01227 782994



Organiser: Sheila Sweetinburgh

Lecturer: Professor Carl Griffin

Comments: This annual Michael Nightingale Memorial Lecture is jointly organised by the Centre for Kent History & Heritage, CCCU, and the Agricultural Museum Brook. The lecture is free but there will be a voluntary retiring collection.

Region: South-East England

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