Henry VI - the first Wars of the Roses King allegedly murdered in the Tower

a talk by George Goodwin

a talk by George Goodwin

When

  • 26 March 2018
Doors open at 13:45 for a 14:00 start

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When the baby king Henry VI suddenly succeeded his warrior father Henry V in 1422, England ruled or dominated all of northern and south-western France. Over the next 30 years, England’s French territories were lost. In the following decade England degenerated into the 1st War of the Roses and the Armageddon of Towton 1461. In his highly-illustrated talk, George Goodwin places Henry VI, the forever-childlike king, at the centre of this dramatic and murderous tale. 

George Goodwin is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and 2017 Eccles Centre Makin Fellow at the British Library. Fatal Colours, his book on Henry VI’s reign, is a Weidenfeld paperback.

 

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