wed13sep1:00 pmwed2:00 pmWho was the Real Dick Whittington?Michael McCarthy


September 13, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm(GMT+01:00)

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Leading historian Michael McCarthy follows the clues to discover the real Dick Whittington. On the 600th anniversary of the 1423 death of the Gloucestershire boy who became the Lord Mayor of both London and Calais, he starts at his birthplace Pauntley Court in Redmarley. Solving the mystery surrounding the early life of the cat-loving Cotswold mercer, he reveals how he made his fortune in the City of London, explores his dealings with Richard II and Henry IV and his remarkable influence on Henry V’s victory at Agincourt in 1415 in this fascinating illustrated talk.

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