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The Gordon Riots in Bath by Dr Steve Poole

In 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 … Continue reading

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The Gordon Riots in London by Michael Winterbottom

The First Catholic Relief Act in 1778 led to the  Gordon Riots of 1780 which lasted for a week and were of great ferocity in London where many major public buildings including the Bank of England, the prisons of Newgate … Continue reading

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The Gordon Riots – talks by Michael Winterbottom and Dr Steve Poole

At our recent Day Conference at Downside Abbey we were given two extremely interesting talks  on the Gordon Riots which took place as a result of the controversy surrounding the introduction of the First Catholic Relief Act towards the end … Continue reading

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