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‘Tenderest Sight: Cromwell & Charles I’s children’: a talk by Linda Porter

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‘The tenderest sight that ever his eyes beheld’: Oliver Cromwell and the children of Charles I

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Given that he was to sign their father’s death warrant within 18 months, Cromwell’s comments on the reunion of Charles I with three of his younger children, Prince James, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Henry in the summer of 1647 may come as a surprise to those who are not familiar with this episode. It was also the only time that the future Lord Protector and the doomed king actually met. Linda Porter, author of ‘Royal Renegades: the children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars’ will talk more about the meeting and the fate of the children as part of this talk.

Dr Linda Porter completed her PhD at the University of York, before lecturing in the United States. She has also worked as a journalist and been a senior adviser on international public relations to a major telecommunications company. Her first book, a biograhphy of Mary Tudor, was published in 2007, and she has since written 4 further works on Tudor and Stuart royalty, most recently on Charles II. In 2016 she published "Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars" which informs this talk.

This is part of a four part lecture series on the Civil War period. Discounted combined tickets for all four talks can be purchased at: the Cromwell Lecture Series (click on this title for the link).

The other talks are:

Wednesday 3 November at 7.30pm - Professor Alan Marshall on ‘Intelligence, Espionage and Cromwell’s Protectorate’

Wednesday 10 November at 7.30pm - Dr Rebecca Warren on ‘God’s Architect: Cromwell’s construction of a Godly Church’

Wednesday 24 November at 7.30pm - Professor Ronald Hutton on ‘Oliver Cromwell: Saint or Serpent?’

PLEASE NOTE: This talk will be held online via Zoom. Joining details will be sent out 48 hours before the talk. The talks are recorded and will be available on a private channel for ticket holders to view afterwards if they miss the 'live' talk or wish to watch it again.

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The Cromwell Museum is home to the world's best collection relating to Oliver Cromwell (1599 - 1658), Soldier & Statesman, and his housed in a medieval building in the heart of historic Huntingdon. It is run by an independent charity.

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