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The Remarkable Life and Times of William Penn with James Evans

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Lecture: The Remarkable Life and Times of William Penn with James Evans
Start Date: 3rd February 2019
Start Time: 2.30pm
End Time: 4.30pm
Under 18s: £14.00 What's included?

Historian James Evans looks at the remarkable life and times of William Penn: a genuine apostle – more so than those who sailed on the Mayflower – for American freedon. Penn was a Quaker emigrant who founded the state of Pennysylvania. Although his father was frustrated and enraged, he could not conceal the admiration that he felt for his son. And nor should we. His ideas were astonishing, and astonishingly modern. Penn faced numerous tragedies and struggles but has left a massive and profoundly admirable legacy.

Includes tea and cake after the lecture.

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Dillington House is one of England's special places. A truly lovely rural surrounding in which to learn and study, to walk and think, to eat well and make new friends. Whether your interest is history, photography or visiting gardens, you'll find what you need at Dillington House. Prepare to be stimulated, intrigued and uplifted. Rosie Boycott, Writer and Broadcaster