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Event Category: Exhibition
The Thomas Paine society and David Ward provide Everything Thetford Information Centre with a unique display of memorabilia, come along and discover more about this true champion of the people.
Today more famous in USA than in his home country, Thomas Paine was perhaps one of America’s most influential advocates for independence. In Common Sense and The American Crisis he wrote to “The Inhabitants of America” using plain language and sound argument to encourage citizens to rise up against their English rulers. His pamphlets became the most widely read publications of his day and have been credited with turning the tide for the success of the American Revolution.
Always at the centre of controversy in his fight to promise justice for all, Thomas Paine is considered by many to be America’s first radical. In the late 1700s he argued for such revolutionary concepts as freedom for slaves, voting rights for tradesmen and artisans and education for women.
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