The Gordon Riots in Bath by Dr Steve Poole


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ECHA Podcast Artwork v2In 1780, as a protest against the First Catholic Relief Act of 1778, a petition was brought to Parliament in London which sparked the Gordon Riots. Some days later a small crowd was seen near the Catholic mission in Bath and over the next 48 hours or so disturbances took place which were speedily squashed by the military. There are many contrasts with the more serious riots in London but also parallels. Professor Steve Poole of Bath University gives an interesting and entertaining account of these events in Bath which led to the imprisonment of 8 rioters, 7 of who were subsequently released and one who was hung after a show trial.

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