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London Historians Annual Lecture 2018

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Barnard's Inn Hall

Gresham College

30 Holborn

London

EC1N 2HH

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Streets of riot, streets of protest: London in an age of revolutions, 1760-1800.

presented by Prof. Tim Hitchcock
at Gresham College's pre-Tudor hall, a remarkable London survival.

In a series of ever more threatening protests, eighteenth-century Londoners took to the streets in rage at economic dislocation and in opposition to government policy. Most importantly, in the Gordon Riots of June 1780 Londoners challenged the authority of the state, bringing it to the brink of collapse. And in response, in twenty years of profound re-creation, magistrates and ministers created an ever more effective military and police system designed to keep Londoners in check by force if necessary; creating the systems of administration, and the patterns of military intervention, that would characterise the running of the British Empire for the next 150 years. This lecture explores the actions and motives of Londoners forced on to the streets; and the unintended consequences that flowed from their violence.

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The talk will be preceded by a drinks reception.

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