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Literary Event, Thu 23 Jan 2020

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On 4 August 1265 Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, was cut down in battle at Evesham and his body mutilated. His brutal death signalled the end of a period of revolution in England. In this talk Dr Sophie Thérèse Ambler will explore the life of Simon – a great warrior, devoted husband and father, charismatic political leader and England’s first revolutionary. The talk will include a display of original documents

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Dates Times
Thu 23 Jan 2020 19:30 to 21:00

Prices

£15.00

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

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