In our third Thread of History talk, John Adamson takes up Britain’s story with an account of the War of the Three Kingdoms that wracked the country in the mid -17th century and brought civil war to England, Scotland and Ireland. One of the leading authorities on the subject, John Adamson will bring fresh perspectives to this terrible moment in British history.
MONDAY 22nd - SUNDAY 28th JUNE 2020
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John Adamson is Director of the Humanities Research Institute, Professorial Research Fellow in Modern History at The University of Buckingham and Fellow of Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. His books include The Noble Revolt: the Overthrow of Charles I (2007), named by The Economist as one of its ‘Book of the Year’. He is a regular reviewer for the London Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, The Literary Review, and The Times Literary Supplement. His current research projects include a new history of the civil wars in the Stuart Kingdoms in the 1640s; the ecclesiastical and political career of Matthew Wren; Pieter Paul Rubens’s activities as a diplomat; and a history of colour in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.