Medieval Festival Talk – James Ross ‘The architect of victory at Bosworth? John de Vere, Earl of Oxford 1443-1513’
Sunday 18th August, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
‘The architect of victory at Bosworth? John de Vere, earl of Oxford (1442-1513)’.
The talk will explore the extraordinary career of the man who led Henry Tudor’s vanguard at Bosworth; from family tragedy, through the highs and lows of the turbulent years of 1469-71, imprisonment and then to being ‘the foremost man of the kingdom’ under Henry VII. It will also look at his important role at the battle itself in 1485
Dr James Ross is Reader in Late Medieval History at the University of Winchester. He has written a number of articles and books on late medieval political society, including The Foremost Man of the Kingdom. John de Vere, Thirteenth Earl of Oxford, 1442-1513 and Henry VI: A Good, Simple and Innocent Man (Penguin English Monarchs, 2016), and is working on a study of Kingship and Political Society in England, 1485-1529 due out in 2020.
Book Signings will be available after the talk.
Tickets are available to purchase over the telephone 01455 290429 or in person from the Ticket Office on a first come first served basis.
Author Talk tickets can only be purchased in conjunction with a Bosworth Medieval Festival ticket.
Talk by Harry J. Tomkinson – The Forgotten Queen: Lady Jane Grey
Sunday 15th December, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Join author and historian Harry J Tomkinson as he discusses how history has treated this young Queen and used her as a pawn in Tudor politics in The Heritage Room at Bosworth Battlefield.
Bosworth Medieval Festival: 2020
Saturday 22nd August - Sunday 23rd August, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Our annual anniversary event at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park.
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