Thomas Paine: An 18th Century English Radical, Founding Father and Author of the Rights of Man


Morning Course

Sheila Seymour

26 May 2022

£35 includes lunch

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A morning course which looks at Thomas Paine who was, in turn, an Englishman, an American and a Frenchman. Here in the UK he is a marginal character, in America he is a hero – a Founding Father. In France he is respected as a key player in the Revolutionary Government of 1793. He died alone a broken, disillusioned, drunk.

Come and learn about this astonishing political activist, who wrote Common Sense and The Rights of Man. He deserves to be better known.

Tutor information

Sheila Seymour:  After a career in IT, from 2004 I was a tutor to the First Year History students at Royal Holloway College, University of London. My role was to introduce them to new aspects of, and approaches to, history after years of following tightly structured curricula. It was a wonderful job – but demanding. It was not only the students whose love of history was stimulated, and I look forward to sharing my experiences.

Covid information

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