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LHWF: Roy and Lesley Adkins

Sunday 29th October 13:00 at Maritime Museum, Custom House, St George's Quay, Lancaster, LA1 1RB

Waterstones presents the Lancaster Historical Writing Festival, celebrating the outstanding range of new historical fiction and non-fiction books with a three-day programme of events across the city centre.

Renowned historians Roy and Lesley Adkins bring the unbelievable true story of the Great Siege of Gibraltar to Lancaster. For over three and a half years, from 1779 to 1783, the tiny territory of Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded, on land and at sea, by the overwhelming forces of Spain and France. It remains the longest siege endured by the British Armed Forces. Find out about the extraordinary events that took place during this time with a fascinating presentation from two experts in the field.

Roy and Lesley will give a presentation about their book before taking audience questions and signing copies of the book. The event will last approximately one hour, not including the time taken for the book signing.

Tickets cost £5/£3 for concessions and will be available to buy in store and online from 9am on Friday, August 11th.

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Maritime Museum, Custom House, St George's Quay, Lancaster, LA1 1RB

Sunday 29th October 13:00

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Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.
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