Richard Gaunt (University of Nottingham)
Trials and The Retribution: The Fate of the Pentrich Rebels
The Pentrich Rebellion failed in its intended purpose of triggering a nationwide revolution on the evening of 9–10 June 1817. However, the story does not end there. In this 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.
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