Dr Rachel Hammersley, Newcastle University
Date/Time: Thursday 3 May 2018, 17:30 - 18:45
Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Modern democracy is not merely the product of 18th-century revolution and 19th-century reform. Democratic ideas had been part of English political debate for two centuries by the time of the American Revolution in 1776. In celebration of May Day – a day closely associated with Englishness, popular action and workers’ rights – this lecture will trace the history of democratic thought in early-modern England.