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BBC History Magazine LIVE: Tom Licence on Edward the Confessor and 1066

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Why, in 1066, for the first time, did multiple foreign powers invade England? The answer can only be found in the reign of Edward the Confessor, whose death in January that year began the 'year of battles'. Much noise has arisen from the camps of Harold and William, who each claimed the Confessor had promised the throne to them; but who was really responsible for the downfall of Anglo-Saxon England? Professor Tom Licence explains why we must listen to the silences. Join us on Thursday 20 August at 7pm for a fascinating talk…


About the speaker:

Professor Tom Licence is professor of medieval history at the University of East Anglia.

He specializes in the Norman Conquest and he is author of Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood (Yale University Press, published 11 Aug 2020)

Event itinerary and information:

When: Thursday 20 August 2020, 7pm–8.30pm (British Summer Time)

Where: Live on GOTOWEBINAR

Duration: 45 minutes, after which we will invite your questions for a live Q&A session for 30 minutes after the presentation.


How to book:

This BBC History Magazine LIVE virtual event costs just £10, or £30 for the virtual event plus a signed copy of Tom Licence's new book Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood. Click here to book now.

There are two ticket options. You can attend the virtual event, or you can attend the virtual event and get a signed copy of Tom Licence's new book Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood, on which the talk is based. 

The cost of the virtual event, plus signed book, is £30. Please note that we are unable to fulfil book orders to anyone outside of the UK. If you're not in the UK, you can attend the virtual event only. 

The cost of the virtual event is £10. You will need to enter the discount code TalkOnly in the payment process.

Please note: if you have any difficulty booking please drop us a line at historyextraweb@immediate.co.uk


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