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Abney Park, The Chapel

Stoke Newington High Street

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N16 0LH

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Local author, Paul Ashton, reads a William Hone related short story and talk about his work. To take place within the Chapel of Abney Park

Commemorating the bicentenary of William Hones' victorious court battle against government censorship in 1817, marking a turning point in the fight for British freedom of press. Hone was buried in Abney Park on 11 November 1842, with Charles Dickens attending his funeral. He was the 316th burial the cemetery.

As he had parodied the Lord's Prayer and the Creed, Hone's trial was politically motivated with the technical charge of blasphemy. His defence was three seven hour speeches by himself, and relied on the facts that the the Foreign Secretary had written similar parodies only a few years previously.


During the day there will be an exhibition in the Visitor Centre on the Hone Trial and related personalities.

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