About the Book:
Jeremiah was a London radical. He and his associates gave themselves to the cause – a cause that was always dangerous and compromised. This is his story. Whilst his efforts received no dividend in his lifetime today we are in his debt -we enjoy the freedoms for which he risked his life.
When the Bastille fell in 1789 English radicals like Jeremiah saw the promise of freedom but by early 1793 the French Revolution had turned into madness as Robespierre and the guillotine produced a blood bath of self destruction. In England the fear that the revolution might spread across the channel provoked reactionary responses and the years of William Pitt’s terror began. Radicals were hunted down. Some found themselves in Botany Bay, others charged with sedition or treason, languished in Newgate and the Tower.
About the Author (from the author’s blog):
I am a writer and Provost of Langwith College University of York UK. I lecture in philosophy of learning. I have taught for the Open University for 23 years and am a National Teaching Fellow.
Along the way I have taught in prisons, schools, colleges and universities.
Currently my writing is concerned with the eighteenth century and my latest effort is focused on the ideas and legacies of Tom Paine and Edmund Burke. I try to serve up complex ideas and historical events in a way that is human, accessible and interesting. My writing is classified as ‘historical fiction’.
I am obsessed but poor windsurfer – a passion I discovered late in life. Actually I rather enjoy being not very good – there is so much to learn and nearly every experience is a major learning experience.
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