Thomas Ferriar - Mancunian South American Liberator: a bi-centennial commemoration
St Ann’s Church in central Manchester contains a memorial to the Ferriar family, this includes Thomas Ferriar (1785-1821)
Thomas Ferriar (1785-1821), 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. “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.
The event is online and free to all.