The Roman Catholic Relief Act of 1829 was hailed as a ‘bloodless revolution’ and was the culmination of a process that started with the violent anti-Catholic Gordon riots in 1780. In conversation with James Stourton, Antonia Fraser will bring colour and humour to the vivid cast of characters who were integral to the gripping story of how Catholics in Britain won back their rights after two hundred years of official discrimination.
MONDAY 22nd - SUNDAY 28th JUNE 2020
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Antonia Fraser was made a DBE in 2011 and a CH in 2018 for services to Literature. She was married to Harold Pinter who died in 2008. Her previous books include Mary Queen of Scots, Cromwell Our Chief of Men, King Charles II, Marie Antoinette, The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Weaker Vessel, Warrior Queens, Love and Louis XIV and Perilous Question. The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832. She has also written two memoirs, Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter and My History. A Memoir of Growing Up.’ The prizes she has won include the Wolfson Award for History and the Norton Medlicott Medal of the Historical Association. She has been President of English PEN, chairman of the Society of Authors, and chairman of the Crime Writers’ Association.