sat17sep6:00 pmsat7:00 pmThe Red Prince: John of GauntHelen Carr


(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT+01:00)

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Son of Edward III, brother to the Black Prince, father to Henry IV and sire of all the Tudors, John of Gaunt was always close to the English crown and he left a complex legacy. But was he too rich, too powerful, too haughty – and did he have his eye on his nephew’s throne? Why was he such a focus of hate in the Peasant’s Revolt? Bestselling historian Helen Carr paints a revealing portrait of this pivotal medieval figure who held the levers of power on the English and European stage, passionately upheld chivalric values, patronised the arts, ran huge risks to pursue the woman he loved… and according to Shakespeare gave the most beautiful of all speeches on England: ‘this scepter’d isle’. ‘Superb, gripping and fascinating, here is John of Gaunt and a cast of kings, killers and queens brought blazingly, sensitively and swashbucklingly to life’ (Simon Sebag Montefiore).

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