Pentrich Rising 8-9 June 1817
On 9th June,
, led 300 men on a
march on to attack and seize Nottingham Castle which
had been nicknamed the Bastille of the north.
Armed with a few pistols and pikes, Brandreth expected
others to join him on the way to the city.
This did not happen and the local authorities had little
difficulty dispersing the proposed insurrection.