An Independent People is a History Documentary programme that first aired in 2013.

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An Independent People: Seeds of Liberty

Series 1, episode 2

In this episode of the documentary series, William Crawley travels to America to uncover 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