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Plague, War and Hellfire
November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
A National Archives author talk by Rebecca Rideal
1666 was a watershed year in English history.
The Great Plague, the second Dutch War, and the devastating Great Fire of London – historian Rebecca Rideal sheds light on these dramatic events and their context.
Based on original archival research drawing on little-known sources, her book 1666 opens with the fiery destruction of London, before taking readers on a thrilling journey through a crucial turning point in English history as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary cast of historical characters. With flair and style, 1666 exposes readers to a city and a country on the cusp of modernity and a series of events that altered the course of history.
This author talk has been organised as part of Richmond Literature Festival.
The National Archives are at Bessant Drive, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU.
District line and Overground stations: Kew Gardens.