An Evening with Joanne Paul and Estelle Paranque
Wednesday 28th September 2022
18:00 - 19:30 at Waterstones, Cambridge
Join historians Dr Joanne Paul and Dr Estelle Paranque as they discuss the audacity and ambition, calculation and power of these provocative historical figures with Helen Carr.
In The House of Dudley, Paul traces the Dudley line through the Tudor succession while Paranque explores the rivalry between Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici in Blood, Fire and Gold. Placed side by side, these new books put flesh on the bones of the women who lived in treacherous times.
Dr Joanne Paul is a Renaissance and Early Modern Historical at University Sussex. In 2017, she was selected to be one of the ten BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinkers. In The House of Dudley, Paul draws on overlooked archival materials and uncovered documents that reveal lesser-known members of the family, particularly women, to cast the whole family – and their history-making impact – in a new light.
Dr Estelle Paranqueis an Assistant Professor in History at NCH at Northeastern University. She has participated in several international historical documentaries including BBC Two's The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family. In Blood, Fire and Gold, Paranque tells the story of two remarkable visionaries: Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici. It is also a tale of ceaseless calculation, of love and rivalry, of war and wisdom, and of female power in a male world.
Helen Carr is an historian, writer, presenter and producer specialising in medieval history and publish history. She is the author of the best-selling book The Red Prince: John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster – a vivid portrayal of the political turmoil of the fourteenth-century and Europe which traces the life and character of John of Gaunt, brother of The Black Prince and father to Henry IV.
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