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