Monday 24 October 1.30pm The Beacon £7
To mark this October’s 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, historical novelist James Aitcheson will discuss 1066 and its aftermath. Covering the battle which changed the course of British history and the English resistance that followed King Harold’s defeat on Senlac Hill, Aitcheson will outline why the Norman Conquest is still relevant nearly 1,000 years later.
He will also introduce his latest novel, The Harrowing, set during one of the worst atrocities of British history: the Harrying of the North, which saw William 1 lay waste Northern England.
About the author
James Aitcheson was born in Wiltshire and studied History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he developed a special interest in the Middle Ages and the Norman Conquest in particular. He is the author of four novels set during the turbulent years that followed 1066, beginning with Sworn Sword (2011). Heron Books, an imprint of Quercus, published The Harrowing this summer.
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