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October 2019

The Jacobin Fox was here! a Radical Stroud Walk

11 October
10:15 am
- 1:15 pm
lavender bake house, chalford, 20 London Rd, Chalford
Stroud, GL6 8NW
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    In the summer of 1797, the ‘most dangerous man in Britain': that ‘Jacobin fox', John Thelwall, came to stay in the Stroud area. This was after he had left London, pursued by William Pitt’s spies, to spend ten days with Coleridge and Wordsworth at Nether Stowey. He not only talked politics with the poets, but influenced the Lyrical Ballads, too. He stayed with sympathetic local clothiers and dyers, with visits to Uley, Nailsworth, Chalford and Bowbridge. He talked…

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