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Edward II – A Doomed Inheritance, an evening with author and historian Stephen Spinks
September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Come and hear historian Stephen Spinks talk about one of the most controversial Kings in English history: Edward II, the man who brought England to the brink of Civil War.
Stephen Spinks argues that Edward and the later murdered Piers Gaveston were lovers, not merely ‘brothers in arms’. Influenced by successive favorites and with a desire for personal vengeance, his rule became highly personalised and unstable. His own wife took a lover and invaded his kingdom which forced abdication; the first in British History. Edward’s prevailing legacy remains the warning that all kings can fall from power.
Tickets are £3, which we will take off the full price of the book if you buy a signed copy on the night. Places are limited, please book soon.