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Seeds of Liberty

William Crawley travels to America to uncover the story of the Ulster Presbyterian minister who struck the first blow for American religious freedom.

In episode two of An Independent People, William Crawley travels to America. He uncovers the story of the Ulster Presbyterian minister who struck the first blow for American religious freedom and became the father of the American Presbyterian church.

He celebrates the extraordinary contribution made by Ulster Presbyterians to America's struggle for liberty - a contribution enshrined in the Declaration of Independence - and he uncovers how revolution in America and France inspired radical Presbyterians in Ulster to rise up against the Crown in 1798.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 22 Aug 2013 22:35

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter William Crawley
Series Producer Fiona Keane
Producer Brendan J Byrne
Director Brendan J Byrne

Broadcasts

  • Sun 17 Mar 2013 21:00
  • Thu 22 Aug 2013 22:35