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Play on Words Festival – Writing History

April 26 @ 09:30 to 10:30

As part of the Play on Words Festival with Speaker: Writing History with Dr Peter Marsden

Writing history is linking up known information to tell a ‘story’, and so is different from writing fiction. It is trying to get into the thinking of past people, and creating what the author thinks happened – but this may be wrong.  It is helped by archaeology, the study of places and objects. Dr Peter Marsden will illustrate this by his involvement in a “History on Trial” in the High Court, in London – against the Ministry of Defence, and won! ‘.  A City of London archaeologist from the Museum of London, now retired and living in Exeter. Peter has a Doctorate in archaeology from Oxford University, and is an elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. He has written books and many articles on a range of subjects including prehistoric and Roman periods. He has considerable international speaking experience, was a Foyles Lecture Agency speaker; won the national ‘Presentation of Heritage Research Award’ sponsored by English Heritage in 2008 and has given many talks in past at the Palace including Who sank King Henry VIII’s warship Mary Rose in 1545? and Living with Rossetti: exploring a house with a romantic Pre-Raphaelite history.

Genre: History and Archaeology. This talk will take place in the Auditorium

Friday 26 April, 9.30am – 10.30am



April 26
09:30 to 10:30
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The Palace Theatre
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