History Weekends 2019: Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson will be speaking about the reign of the often overlooked Henry VI at our 2019 History Weekends in Chester and Winchester

BBC History Magazine will host two History Weekends in 2019.

Talk: Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI

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Chester: Saturday 26 October, 10.00–11.00

Winchester: Friday 1 November, 18.00–19.00



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Talk synopsis: Henry VI inherited the thrones of England and France before his first birthday, and lost both during a reign beset by mental illness and bloody civil war. In this talk historian Lauren Johnson reappraises this often overlooked monarch, who cast a long shadow over the 15th century.

Lauren Johnson.
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Speaker bio: Lauren Johnson is a historian of the late Middle Ages with a decade’s experience working in live historical interpretation at heritage sites internationally. Her books include Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI and So Great a Prince: England and the Accession of Henry VIII.