2024 Festival Event

Annie Garthwaite

Annie Garthwaite – ‘The King’s Mother’

Annie Garthwaite discusses her fascination with Cecily Neville – mother of Edward IV and Richard III – with writer and Wars of the Roses specialist, Matt Lewis. Cecily’s political skill and determination are renowned and Annie’s first book about her, Cecily, was voted ‘Book of the Year’ by independent booksellers and has been optioned for T.V. The King’s Mother follows Cecily’s story from the Wars of the Roses to the dawn of the Tudor age. It’s a history of mothers and sons, maternal ferocity and female ambition.

Annie Garthwaite The King's Mother

Matt Lewis is a writer and has published a series of works on Richard III and the Wars of the Roses. He is Chair of the Richard III Society.

Matt Lewis
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2024 Festival Schedule

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