In the 1780s and 90s, there were fears among Britain’s rulers and gentry that the revolutionary horrors witnessed in France might cross the channel. In Norwich, many were worried at the prospect of having to defend the city against a hungry mob. But the city also had an active group of intellectuals
prepared to engage with the enlightenment ideals which had inspired the French revolutionaries. They met in clandestine association, and wrote their own secret journal (The Cabinet). Chris Sexton will identify The Cabinet's authors and ask what role they played in Norwich’s politically diverse society.
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