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Thu 5 November

BridLit : Charles Spencer

THE WHITE SHIP Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry 1’s Dream

THE BRIDPORT LITERARY FESTIVAL 2020.

THE WHITE SHIP  Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry 1’s Dream
Charles Spencer
in conversation with Sally Laverack

On 25 November 1120, Henry I’s only legitimate heir, William, Duke of Normandy, together with the cream of Norman society, drowned when their ship foundered off Brittany.

The tragedy led to decades of civil war of untold violence and rebellion, and the collapse of Henry I’s legacy of stability and wealth.

It changed English history for ever.

In The White Ship, written to mark the 900th anniversary of the disaster, Charles Spencer evokes the brutal story of the Normans from the Conquest to Anarchy.

 

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Date

Thu 5 November

Starts

16:30

Price

£12 adv. NO DOOR TICKETS