Two hundred years ago a group of conspirators assembled in a Cato Street stable in order to plan the massacre of the whole British cabinet at dinner and bring about revolution. Had they succeeded they would have achieved modern Britain's first terrorist atrocity. They were, however, moved by hunger and by democratic and secular principles, so are comparisons with today's terrorists appropriate?
The lecture discusses their identities, motives and impact, and the forgotten fact that their failure ended British revolutionary fantasies for a century.
No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture
Cost: Free of Charge
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More information at this website.2020-02-20 18:00 2020-02-20 18:00 Europe/London The Cato Street Conspiracy, 1820: A Study in Terrorism The lecture discusses the Cato Street plotter identities, motives and impact, and the forgotten fact that their failure ended British revolutionary fantasies for a century. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/02/20/the-cato-street-conspiracy-1820-a-study-in-terrorism-218622 Museum of London,150 London Wall, London,London,London