Thomas Paine political writer 1737-1809 He stayed here in the George Hotel from 1762 until 1764 whilst employed as an excise officer. His writing inspired great passions. His grand vision of society advocated a world peace organisation, social security for the poor and elderly and freedom from slavery.

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George Hotel, now the George Shopping Centre, Grantham
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by Grantham Civic Society on 17 August 2011

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