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The King's Assassin: The Fatal Affair of George Villiers and James I - A Ta...

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Southwark Cathedral

London Bridge

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The scandalous story of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, lover and alleged murderer of James I - Britain’s first Stuart King - in 1625. The rise of the glamorous, charismatic Villiers from minor gentry to national prominence—sometimes eclipsing even the king—seemed to defy gravity. Combining art history, modern toxicology and long forgotten accounts from the period, this talk will explore the tragic life and mysterious death of James, and Villiers’s involvement in both.

Benjamin Woolley is an author and lecturer whose previous books include The Queen’s Conjuror, a biography of the mystic Dr John Dee and Savage Kingdom, about Jamestown, Britain’s first successful colony in North America. He has also written and presented documentaries for the BBC on subjects ranging from the history of board games to the rise of Singapore.

This is a free event but please do register your interest as these events tend to 'sell' out.

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There is no parking in the vicinity of the Cathedral. We are a five minute walk away from London Bridge Station for Underground and Mainline trains. A number of buses also stop nearby either on London Bridge, at the station or at Borough High Street. For more information we recommend using https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Ruth Miller at ruth.miller@southwark.anglican.org

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