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The Stony Stratford Kidnapping

Talks - History

Event Description

We have all heard of the Princes in the Tower and the dastardly Richard III. But what really happened? Was the Duke of Gloucester so evil? How did he lay his hands on one of the Princes? Listen to this tale of an innkeeper in Stony Stratford. Hear how he accommodated a young Prince and his entourage on the way to his coronation in London. Hear his concern as The Duke of Gloucester turns up and wrests control of the Prince from his entourage in his inn, and under his protection. Listen to how the Prince is escorted to London and his incarceration in the Tower.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
Simon Waterfield

Meet The Speaker, Simon

Simon Waterfield is a historical writer and performer of acted monologues covering subjects of a historical nature from the C7 to WW2. These are usually delivered in appropriate costume. Simon also writes and tells short stories on a variety of modern subjects. He has performed these stories for The Oddfellows, The WI, Probus, Freemasons, various museums around the country, various Art Organisations, CADW and National Trust, to name but a few.

Preparing for the Event

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