Friday, 29 April 2011

English Heroes - Thomas Paine

As you would expect (from my earlier post - and my interest in the American Revolution), I am a great admirer of Thomas Paine. There is a good biography of him on the BBC website by Professor John Belchem.

He was born in Thetford, Norfolk - and lived in Sandwich, Kent and Lewes, Sussex. He also lived in Grantham, Lincolnshire; Diss in Norfolk, London and
Grampound in Cornwall.

There is a Thomas Paine Society, whose website can be accessed here.

More substantial biographies and studies are available -