"The Secret Life of the Tower of London
Guest speaker is author, Elizabeth St.John --
Journey back in time to England's infamous Tower of London and its notorious prisoners. What made Sir Walter Raleigh spend most of his time in a hen-house? Did the Wizard Earl of Northumberland succeed in discovering the Philosphers' Stone? And why did William Shakespeare perpetuate the story of the murdered Princes in the Tower?
Elizabeth's ancestress, Lucy St.John lived in the Tower from 1617-1630 as the Keeper's wife, and is the subject of her historical fiction trilogy The Lydiard Chronicles. From first hand accounts, memoirs and hidden archives, Elizabeth shares the secret life of the Tower of London.
Place: Cranmer Hall, St John Church, 325 Bull St
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Reception to follow meeting.
Open to the public.
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