Members' lecture
England's Forgotten Past - SOLD OUT

Monday 21 January 2019,
BP Lecture Theatre
Tickets £15
Members £15


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Richard Tames, the well-known populariser of English history, will take you on an entertaining exploration of the bits of English history that have been sidelined, lost or somehow overlooked. The Unsung Heroes and Heroines, Valiant Kings, Great Battles and Other Generally Overlooked Episodes in Our Nation's Glorious History

With his engaging and often humorous style, Richard will bring to life the various colourful characters, famous in their day, who have now sunk into obscurity – from St Cuthbert and Nicholas Breakspear (the only English pope) to Octavia Hill and the Marquis of Granby. Tames will also cover such diverse areas as sports, lost villages, forgotten war heroes and inventors. Did you know, for example, that Barking was once home to the largest fishing fleet in the world? Or that coffee houses were once known as ‘penny universities’?

This lecture includes a complimentary drink and will be followed by a book signing.

Age: 16+

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