The Anarchy


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.

The Anarchy

After the White Ship Disaster saw Henry I’s only legitimate son lost, he tried to secure the succession of his daughter, Empress Matilda. Instead, his nephew would become King Stephen. Stephen’s nineteen year reign is remembered as The Anarchy as he and his cousin Matilda fought for the crown of England. Matt Lewis leads us through the action and politics of this complex moment in history, and asks whether it really was all that anarchic.

Date: Tuesday 4th October 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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