The society came into being as a direct consequence of the controversy in Thetford, Paine's birthplace, in 1963 following the offer of a statue of the town’s most famous citizen.
The Society’s objectives are:
“To promote the recognition of Thomas Paine’s contribution to the cause of freedom, and to spread a knowledge of his work and activities with a view to encouraging the growth of a similar spirit of constructive criticism in every aspect of public life”
Jack Shepherds' play In Lambeth on at Southwark Playhouse 10th of July to the 2nd August.
“Before there is Revolution there must be Revelation”
“Under God the American people owe their liberty to Thomas Paine more than any other man.” George Washington