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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Event Archive

Rebellious Citizens: 800 Years of Citizen Politics

8th July 2015, 18:00, Palace Green Library Learning Centre, Dr Christian Liddy (Durham)

followed by a drinks reception at the Cafe, Palace Green Library.

This lecture is being held in conjuntion with the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt Exhibition. The event is ticketed at £10.00 per person to include the lecture, a drinks reception and entry to the exhibition. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To book click here.

Christian Liddy is Senior Lecturer in History at Durham University. He is the author of two monographs, and is currently completing a book for Oxford University Press on The Politics of Citizenship in late medieval England. He has a particular interest in the themes of citizenship, revolt, and popular protest. 

Content: Magna Carta was the product of revolt. It was the consequence of resistance to authority. At different points in British history the identity, rights, and responsibilities of the citizen have provoked violent debate. They remain a point of contention today, debated and fought over all around the world. Rebellion was – and is – the consequence of a contested and ever-changing definition of citizenship.

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