The Heritage Festival Keynote Lecture 2016. Janina Ramirez will take up the themes of her recent book, The Private Lives of the Saints: Power, Passion and Politics in Anglo-Saxon England (Pub. WH Allen 2015).
Saints, far from being the one-dimensional pious figures we imagine, were the power players, king makers and politicians of their day. By re-examining their lives – the art and literature that inspired them, the landscape and buildings that surrounded them, the issues that preoccupied them and the symbolic world that mattered to them – Janina Ramirez provides a unique and fascinating lens through which to explore the Anglo-Saxon world.
The talk will be followed by a book signing in association with Waterstones.
Adults £14, children/concessions £11 (includes a glass or wine or soft drink during the evening). The seating is unreserved. Available from the Key Theatre Box Office on 01733 207239 or online at www.vivacity-peterborough.com/event/evening-with-dr-janina-ramirez
This event is organised by Vivacity Peterborough and is part of Peterborough Heritage Festival 2016.