Clare Mulley – Thorn Kings: Poems from English Battlefields
Sunday 20th August, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Join us for an exciting live reading of the debut collection from Battlefields Trust poet in residence, Clare Mulley. Written as a result of visits to sites like Bosworth, Towton and Naseby, and released as part of the ongoing campaign to preserve them, this hypnotic, arresting series of poems takes us on an imaginary journey through the history, geography and emotional extremes of English warfare throughout the Middle and Early Modern ages. Sometimes looking through the eyes of the poet, sometimes the ordinary people involved and sometimes through the eyes of nature itself, listeners are invited to re-examine the concept of battle and its impact on society, and to view these apparently empty stretches of ground in a fresh, stark light.
Clare Mulley is a Yorkshire-born poet, journalist and teacher who leads writing workshops across the UK. Recently shortlisted for the role of Young Poet Laureate for London, she has since been Poet in Residence at St Anza Festival, taught at the Scottish Creative Writing Centre, embarked on an ecological-themed residency in the Arctic Circle and been invited, as one of a group of young female poets commissioned by the Tate, to respond to the works of Emin and Bacon. Her work has been published by Tower Poetry, Forward Press and The Stockholm Review of Literature, and she writes a monthly column for The Skinny magazine.
Please note that Author Talk tickets can only be purchased in conjunction with a Bosworth Medieval Festival ticket.
Tickets cost £7.50 and are limited to 50. They can only be purchased over the telephone on 01455 290429 (open 7 days a week 10.00 am to 4.30 pm) or in person via the ticket offices at Bosworth Battlefield or the 1620s House & Garden on a first come first served basis.
Alison Weir Talk: Katheryn Howard – The Tainted Queen SOLD OUT
Friday 2nd October, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Alison Weir in the beautiful surroundings of The Tithe Barn at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre for this talk about book five “Katheryn Howard – The Tainted Queen” in the Six Tudor Queens series.
Sunday Guided Walks in October
Sunday 11th October to Sunday 25th October, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday Guided Walks resume on 11th October. Join one of our experienced Guides for an informative and fun 2 km guided Sunday walk along surfaced footpaths exploring the Battle of Bosworth, the death of King Richard III and the unlikely victory of Henry Tudor.
“In the Footsteps of Richard III” Guided Walk
Saturday 17th October, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Visit the sites King Richard III stayed and prayed in that fateful August in 1485 This enjoyable walk is 3 hours in duration (approx 6 Km) with one of our experienced guides
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