I’m planning to do a series of talks online using Crowdcast. This year has seen all of my in person speaking engagements cancelled, so I thought I’d try to find a way around it. Engaging with audiences and talking about my research and books is one of the most enjoyable aspects of this historian and author lark, and I’ve missed it this year.
Yes. It’s also left a dent in my income that I need to fill. Although I still can’t deliver talks face to face, this seems like a good compromise which I hope you will be able to enjoy.
The first talk covers the year 1450, and serves as background to the causes of the Wars of the Roses, and to the birth of Richard III, who is sure to be the focus of later talks.
So, if you’d like to see the talk, please grab your ticket and I’ll see you there.
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Thank you! See you there. 😁
Hi Matt, just realised it will be the first day of my holiday in Cornwall!
Might be watching in the pub!
Have an extra one for me! 🥂
Sounds like it will be an interesting talk! Looking forward to it
I was rather enjoying the talk on 1450,_but unfortunately it cut off before the end and it doesn’t go any further. The play back doesn’t begin until 8 minutes in and ends at 48 minutes before the talk is completed, so I was a bit disappointed to miss the rest. Enjoyed what I heard, though. Cheers.
Apparently Crowdcast had some issues with the recording unfortunately. I’m speaking to them to make sure it’s sorted out and then I’ll try and redo the talk.
Thanks. A lot happening in 1450. Cheers.
I watched the redone video on Sunday, which was excellent. Really enjoyed, thanks, no technical issues, wonderful talk. Looking forward to seeing more. Thanks Matthew.
I saw the live talk on the childhood of Richard iii yesterday and it was great. Thanks.
I have been really enjoying your talks via Crowdcast. I have your books, (a few of which you kindly signed for me at Bosworth a few years ago), and although I have read them, I still really enjoy your talks!
I am looking forward to the ‘Princes’ talk, and realise that there are so many theories that it could run on and on..(hurray)
The reason I am really on here is to ask whether you have any plans for a 3rd book, following ‘Loyalty’ and ‘Honour’? I read a lot of books, but I come back to these 2 again and again. I love that you use Holbein as a character, and manage to include his paintings in the plot. I wonder whether this is just a plot device, or whether you agree with some of the theories about the paintings? It’s SO interesting…Like a ‘locked room’ game, but without the answer cards!
I imagine taking the story further would mean you might have to follow one particular theory, but I would be fascinated to know your own personal ideas about what happened.
I am particularly keen on the possible link with the Dudley family. I have had a long interest with the Tudor period, and always thought it particularly odd that the Dudleys kept on having a go at the Throne, as if they felt entitled! I can’t imagine the family tales that might have been passed down from father to sons… On reflection, I think I would have liked Elizabeth to marry Robert to really complete the circle.
I would love to know your thoughts on this?
Keep up the good work!
Hi Amy. Great to hear from you. The theory about Holbein’s painting is one I’ll touch on during the talk.
I hope to do the third fiction book. It’s been a long time, but I have it bouncing around my head. I just always seem to lack the time to get it out of there!
I think there’s more to Elizabeth and Dudley than we know.