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Power and the People: A Gloucestershire Example from the 18th Century

Location

  • Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
  • Clarence Row, Alvin Street
  • Gloucester, GL1 3DW

Organiser

Date
20/09/2019
Time
10:30am to 11:30am
Cost
£7
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In October 1756, Lt. Col. Wolfe, later to become the tragic victor over the French in Canada only three years later, was ordered to march six companies of soldiers to Gloucestershire to suppress rioting by impoverished broad cloth weavers. This presentation by the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum in conjunction with Stroud High School will present both sides of the story and offer a unique insight into the mind of a military commander ordered to demonstrate governmental power to the people through his own letters.

Tickets: £7

For further information and to book tickets please visit the Gloucester History Festival website.