We’re excited to welcome Annie Garthwaite to Bamburgh to talk about her acclaimed debut novel CECILY. Cecily Neville is one of England’s greatest medieval women – matriarch of the House of York during the Wars of the Roses and mother of kings Edward IV and Richard III.
Bamburgh Castle was the first Castle to fall to gunpowder during the Wars of the Roses. Join Annie in the very place where the Castle walls were breached by cannons in 1464 as she reveals Cecily in all her complex glory: A dynastic schemer and a political mover and shaker; a strategist, politician and administrator par excellence. But also, a wife and mother, who loved fiercely, lost children in infancy and to war and outlived all her royal sons. Cecily is truly a woman of her time, for our time.
CECILY is a The Times and Sunday Times ‘top picks’ read. Signed copies will also be available to buy.
Refreshments will be served from 1030am for an 11am start. Event duration is approximately one hour. You are welcome to explore the Castle and grounds at your leisure after the event.
Tickets: £19.95 including refreshments on arrival and all day access to the Castle and Grounds.
*Only assistance dogs are allowed to attend this event as it takes place within the castle