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Sorcery, bastardy and the English royal family: ‘Alternative facts’ in fifteenth-century England

August 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Professor Chris Given-Wilson will look at allegations of a type rarely made before in England, aimed at individuals at the highest level of society: principally, the royal family. Despite often thin evidence, accusations could be remarkably successful at disgracing political opponents or usurping the throne.