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Literary Event, Thu 15 Nov 2018, free entry

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The National Archives

Address

Ruskin Avenue,
Kew,
Richmond, Surrey,
TW9 4DU

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Details

The Great Plague, the second Dutch War, and the devastating Great Fire of London... historian Rebecca Rideal sheds light on these dramatic events and their context, revealing the terror and triumph of 1666, a watershed year in English history.

Based in original archival research drawing on little-known sources, 1666 opens with the fiery destruction of London before taking readers on a thrilling journey through a crucial turning point in English history as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary cast of historical characters. With flair and style, 1666 exposes readers to a city and a country on the cusp of modernity and a series of events that altered the course of history.

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Event details

Dates Times
Thu 15 Nov 2018 19:00 to 20:00

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk


Parking: free

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets