Charles Spencer - To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape
Wednesday 29 November 2017
Talk based on Charles Spencer's new book.
After being defeated at the Battle of Worcester, Charles II fled for his life. Using Pepys account and many others, Earl Spencer tells one of the most gripping action-packed stories in royal history – one of luck, grit and loyalty that helped Charles evade Parliamentary enemies keen to quickly catch and execute the Stuart heir who had risked everything to gain the crown of England.
45 minute talk plus Q&A and book signing.
St. George's Guildhall
King Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1EU
St George's Guildhall is the largest surviving medieval guildhall in England - boasting many original and rare medieval features. The first theatre production was in 1442 and was officially reopened after an ambitious restoration in 1951, marking the start of the first King’s Lynn Festival.
The nearest parking for the Guildhall is on the Tuesday Market Place or behind the Corn Exchange on Common Staithe Quay. Please note: Charges apply 24 hours a day, including for Blue Badge holders. lease ensure you pay the correct fee. Current charges are available on the borough council website: https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/
There are stairs to the auditorium with access for those with restricted mobility via a stair climber. For further accessibility information please contact the box office on 01553 764864
All of our Guildhall festival events have reserved seats. The following seating plan is to be used as a guide only – for further details please contact the box office.
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