The Extraordinary Life and Times of Lord George Gordon by Ian Bloom

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The Extraordinary Life and Times of Lord George Gordon by Ian Bloom

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lord George Gordon, of The Gordon Riots fame, is – after Disraeli – English history’s most famous Jewish convert.
Ian Bloom discusses the most destructive riots in London’s history, which reached their peak on 7th June 1780. The leader was Lord George Gordon, head of the Protestant Association, who objected to the relaxing of laws against Catholics. At first the protest outside Parliament was peaceful but, when Gordon’s petition failed to persuade the Commons, rioting continued for days until the military started to shoot suspects in the street. Gordon’s life saw  a succession of unlikely political and financial schemes. He was excommunicated from the Church of England in 1786 for refusing to bear witness in an ecclesiastical suit and in the same year, he became a convert to Judaism.
Ian Bloom was a publisher and then media lawyer, before retiring and returning to his early love – history.

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Date:
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Online
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via Zoom

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