Anniversary Battle Event Author Talks: Annette Carson ‘Six Months in 1483’ How legal were Richard’s actions as Lord Protector?
Saturday 20th August, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Anniversary Battle Event Author Talks: Annette Carson: ‘Six Months in 1483’ How legal were Richard’s actions as Lord Protector?
Annette’s subject is based on her latest book about Richard III when he was Protector of England. The talk starts in January 1483, when Edward IV was alive and expecting Richard to lead hostilities on his behalf on two fronts. When Edward died shortly afterwards, leaving a 12-year-old heir, the queen’s family made a grab for power. This meant instability and division at a time when England cried out for strong leadership – which Richard possessed the official powers to provide. This talk challenges the allegation, frequently heard, that the four executions that followed were illegal.
Book signing 2.45 – 3.00 pm
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New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Chadwick is one of the UK’s foremost historical novelists with a particular interest in the Middle Ages and the Angevin period. She has recently written a three book trilogy about the iconic Eleanor of Aquitaine, and is particularly well known for her works on the Marshal family – A Place Beyond Courage, The Greatest Knight and The Scarlet Lion. The latter was selected by Richard Lee, founder of the Historical Novel Society as one of his top 10 historical novels of the decade.
Her specialist subject is the great William Marshal who rose from relative obscurity to become a jousting champion par excellence, companion of kings, earl of the realm, regent of England and saviour of the Magna Carta toward the end of his life. Elizabeth will be talking about the life of this great man and the impact he still has on society today. Elizabeth is currently working on a novel about William Marshal’s time on pilgrimage in the Holy Land between 1183 and 1186. She is a member of re-enactment society Regia Anglorum, and is also a member of the Royal Historical Society. When not writing, fiction she continues to research her chosen period purely for interest and enjoyment.
It has been said that the past is another country, but it’s Elizabeth’s opinion that it’s us as we were then, and all we need to do is look over our shoulders and adjust the lenses on our binoculars in order to see
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