1450: A Turning Point


A new series of talks from the popular speaker, Matt Lewis.


Forgotten Histories

Join us, online, as we welcome back Matt Lewis with his new series of talks.

1450: A Turning Point – Tuesday 6th December 2022 7pm

Most accounts of the Wars of the Roses place its beginning at the First Battle of St Albans in 1455. Trouble had ben brewing for a long time by then, though. Perhaps nowhere is this more obvious that in 1450, a year of explosive politics, shocking murders, and popular revolt against a floundering king. Matt Lewis will take us through this tumultuous year to demonstrate the mess England was in and ask whether this year made the Wars of the Roses inevitable.

Date: Tuesday 6th December 2022

Time: 7pm

Venue: Online

Tickets: £5 member / £8 non-member. A combination ticket for all talks in the series is £10 members / £16 non-members.

About the speaker: Matt is an author and historian with a focus on the Wars of the Roses and King Richard III. His books include biographies of Henry II & Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry III, and Richard, Duke of York, and Richard III, as well as accounts of The Anarchy and the Wars of the Roses.

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