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