Richard Tames, author of England’s Forgotten Past, will bring to life the various colourful characters, famous in their day, who have now sunk into obscurity – from St Cuthbert and Nicholas Breakspear (the only English pope) to Octavia Hill and the Marquis of Granby. Tames will also cover such diverse areas as sports, lost villages, forgotten war heroes and inventors.
Did you know, for example, that Barking was once home to the largest fishing fleet in the world? Or that coffee houses were once known as ‘penny universities’?
This talk includes a complimentary drink and will be followed by a book signing.