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The life of literature legend at Museum talks

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Discover a fascinating insight into 14th Century England and its colourful characters when the Corinium Museum hosts two lectures in January. 

Both lectures will focus on the life and times of Geoffrey Chaucer, a renowned author and poet in medieval Britain, in an era of British history which saw literature and architecture flourish.  ‘The Age of Chaucer’ lectures will be hosted by local historian Tim Porter. 

The first lecture, on January 24th, is called ‘Chaucer and His Favoured Friends’, while the event on January 31st is called ‘Regional Celebrities’.  Both lectures run from 2pm – 4pm. 

The lectures will then link to a day school called ‘The Downfall of Richard II’ on Saturday February 9th.  This event, from 10am-4pm, tells how Cirencester came into the national spotlight in 1400 after Richard II’s last supporters were arrested by townspeople.

Tickets for the two lectures cost £6.50 per talk, with a 10% discount for season ticket holders and Friends of the Corinium Museum.  Tickets for the day school cost £25 per person (including tea, coffee and biscuits) and booking is essential.  Lunch is not included. 

For more details on either event or to book, please contact the Corinium Museum on 01285 655611 or email: [email protected]

Source: Cotswold District Council

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