Thomas Ferriar – Mancunian South American Liberator: a bi-centennial commemoration – 17 July 2021

UCLan Centre for History and Public Engagement with the Past – free online History Event

Thomas Ferriar – Mancunian South American Liberator: a bi-centennial commemoration

Saturday 17 July 2021, 2.30 – 4.00pm

“The great liberator”: Simon Bolivar and Britain

Dr Remy Duthille

Manchester radicals and the Latin revolutions

Professor Robert Poole

Thomas Ferriar and British volunteers for Latin American Independence

Professor Nick Mansfield

St Ann’s Church in central Manchester contains a memorial to the Ferriar family. This includes Thomas Ferriar (1785-1821), who was mortally wounded while commanding the British Legion at the crucial battle of Carabobo, under the eyes of Simon Bolivar – ‘the Great Liberator’. This victory secured independence from Spain for Venezuela. Ferriar’s statue figures prominently in the Campo Carabobo national monument. Why did a Mancunian play such a prominent part in the South American liberation movement? These talks will explore Ferriar’s background, life and times on the two hundredth anniversary of his death.  

You can join the event HERE

For any queries email NMansfield1@uclan.ac.uk , RPoole@uclan.ac.uk, or BFrank@uclan.ac.uk

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