Virtual: Resistance and Revolt in Kent

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Date: Tuesday 06 August 2024
Time: 10-11.15am
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Cost: FREE

Kentish Tithe Wars 1880s - 1930s. A talk via Zoom with Dr John Bulaitis

This "tithe war" was fought outside farms, in the courts, in the press and in the wider arena of public opinion. It posed problems for the Church, legal system, and every political party; split the National Farmers' Union; and provided opportunities for the British Union of Fascists and other sections of the extreme right to cause disturbance.

Drawing on extensive archival research, accounts in local newspapers, and private papers, John Bulaitis traces the evolution of what has been described as this "curious rural revolt", from the late nineteenth century to its climax in 1936, when the Tithe Act brought an end to this form of tax.

About the Speaker
John Bulaitis is a Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Christ Church University Canterbury Kent. He is an author and has just published a book The Tithe War in England and Wales 1881-1936 about the curious rural revolt. The hardbacked book will be out in June2024, followed by the paperback version.

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