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Big History Convention

21st March 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

| £35

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As part of The Big History Weekend, join us for a full day of historical events. 

10am : Constantine – The World is not Enough

Authors Simon Turney and Tom Harper discuss Constantine’s extraordinary life and achievements.

11.30am : Henry VI & The Battle of Towton

Historian Lauren Johnson examines how this peace-loving king caused the Wars of the Roses and the bloodiest battle on British soil.

2pm : The Tale of Cromwell’s Head

Following his public funeral at Westminster Abbey, Cromwell’s head was spiked on a pole. Russell Marwood relates what happened to it thereafter.

3.30pm : Entertaining Georgian York

Hannah Phillip explains how the Georgian age opened up a world of ‘polite’ entertainments and decadent pursuits. Not least of all in York.

5pm : Cursed Britain – The History of Witchcraft

Historian Thomas Waters explore the lives of cursed or bewitched people and the witches and witch-busters who helped and harmed them.

Each event is individually priced at £8. Call York Theatre Royal Box Office on 01904 623568, purchase tickets for all five events and pay only £35.

Supported by The Historical Writers’ Association


21st March 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Huntingdon Room, Kings Manor
Exhibition Square
York, YO1 7EP
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