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History Weekends 2019: Thomas Penn

Thomas Penn will be speaking on the destruction of the house of York and three key players in its history at our 2019 History Weekends in Chester and Winchester

BBC History Magazine will host two History Weekends in 2019.

Talk: A Triple Bond Broken: The Destruction of the House of York


Chester: Saturday 26 October, 11.40–12.40

Winchester: Saturday 2 November, 11.30–12.30


Talk synopsis: In 1471, the house of York’s near-extermination of Lancaster was hailed by contemporaries as the triumph of the three charismatic brothers York: Edward IV, George duke of Clarence and Richard duke of Gloucester. Within months their ‘triple bond’ had turned sour. Here, Thomas Penn explores how and why this fraternal relationship curdled, leading to the ultimate destruction of the house of York itself.

Tom Penn (© Suki Dhanda)

Speaker bio: Thomas Penn is the author of the acclaimed, bestselling Winter King, which won the HW Fisher Best First Biography Prize. 


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