In Conversation with Anthony Seldon
1.00 – 2.00 pm Sat 16th June
A prolific novelist, broadcaster, editor and biographer, Antonia Fraser is probably best known as the writer who has made history popular. Her wide spectrum of historical subjects ranges from Guy Faulkes to Marie Antoinette, from Cromwell to Mary Queen of Scots. Her new book, The King and the Catholics. The Fight for Catholic Emancipation 1829 gives us another gripping read full of personal details and intrigue interlaced with hard facts. Antonia Fraser brings colour and humour to the vivid drama of religious intolerance with a huge cast of characters. Expertly written and deftly argued, The King and Catholics is also a distant mirror reflecting the political and religious frictions of our times.