Secret Lives Exposed: If Walls Could Talk

Secret Lives Exposed: If Walls Could Talk

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 1st Mar 2018

Acclaimed novelist Sarah Dunant and award-winning historians Bettany Hughes and Suzannah Lipscomb will join the water charity for ‘Secret Lives Exposed: If Walls Could Talk’.

The evening will provide a unique opportunity to discover history’s hidden stories, from the powerful Byzantine Empress Theodora to the private life of Henry VIII, the secrets of Renaissance courtesans, cloistered nuns and a Pope’s daughter.

The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A led by Stephen Sackur, Just a Drop Patron and presenter of BBC's HARDTalk. Afterwards, Sarah, Bettany and Suzannah will sign copies of their books in the Maps Room.

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Sarah Dunant is an acclaimed novelist and journalist whose recent novels including In the Name of the Family and Sacred Hearts are set within the Italian Renaissance, and weave cutting edge historical scholarship into fast-moving popular fiction. They have become international bestsellers, translated into thirty languages.

Professor Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster, who has devoted the last 25 years to the vibrant communication of the past. Her first book Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore has been translated into ten languages. Her second, The Hemlock Cup, Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life was a New York Times bestseller.

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is Reader in Early Modern History at the University of Roehampton and has presented historical documentaries for the BBC, ITV, Channel Five, and National Geographic Channel. Her books include 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII and The King is Dead! The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII.

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Europe/London Secret Lives Exposed: If Walls Could Talk Sarah Dunant, Bettany Hughes and Suzannah Lipscomb provide a unique opportunity to discover history’s hidden stories. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/03/01/secret-lives-exposed-if-walls-could-talk-165920 Royal Geographical Society,1 Kensington Gore,,London

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