Monday 13 December, 8.00pm — Richmond Local History Society, Duke Street Church. Duke Street, Richmond, TW9 1DH. On Christmas Traditions Further information here
Thursday 14 April, 2 pm – Ashdown Forest Branch of the Arts Society, Crowborough
21 April, 7.30 pm – Battle & District Historical Society (BDHS), Battle, East Sussex on Fatal Colours – Towton 1461: England’s Bloodiest Battle.
Benjamin Franklin in London with Benjamin Franklin House in London Event Recording here
Monday 9 November, 12 noon to 1 pm US ET; 17.00 – 18.00 UK GMT “Washington, Franklin and the British” for The Washington Library at Mount Vernon, VA and Benjamin Franklin House in London. Event Recording here
2020 Christmas Season Talks & Events
On Christmas Traditions All in association with the British Library’s Eccles Centre for American Studies
Tuesday 8 December, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT — London Historians on Zoom To book and for more information
Wednesday 9 December, 17.00 – 1800 GMT; 12.00 – 13.00 (US) ET — Benjamin Franklin House on Zoom For more information and to Register
Thursday 10 December, London Girton Association (Private talk)
Wednesday 16 December, Kent International Club (Private talk)
(Benjamin Franklin in London — unless specified)
2019 (UK / USA)
Wednesday 13 February, 1.15pm — George Washington Leadership Program talk at The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon, Va. (Private Event)
Monday 18 February, 11.00am — George Washington talks on President’s Day at The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon, Va.
Tuesday 26 February, 12.45pm —“Franklin, Washington and Practical Enlightenment: STEM & Achievement” for the George Washington Teacher Institute, at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Va. (Private Event)
Friday 1 March, 11.00am – The Alexandria Corporate Society of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Va. (Private Event)
Saturday 23 March, 2.30pm — Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge, 197 Manor Ln, Sheffield S2 1UJ on Fatal Colours – Towton 1461: England’s Bloodiest Battle.
Sunday 19 May, 4.00pm — Richmond Branch of the English Speaking Union, Hofheimer Building, 2818 West Broad Street, Richmond, Va.
Thursday 25 May, 12 noon — “George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and the Propaganda and Intelligence War in the British Isles and Europe during the American Revolution”, the Dr William M and Busey H Family Fellowship Lecture at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon, Va.
Christmas Season Talks & Events
Friday 11 October & Saturday 12 October, both 3pm — Kew Bookshop, 1-2 Station Approach, Kew, TW9 3QB on Christmas Traditions
Tuesday 22 October, 7.30pm – Kilmington & Stourton W.I., Stourton Village Hall, Stourton, BA12 6QE on Christmas Traditions
Monday 4 November, 2.00pm – Historic Royal Palaces at the Garden Room, Hampton Court Palace on Christmas Traditions . Tickets are on sale here
Saturday 9 November, 2.30pm — Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge at The Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB on Christmas Traditions. Further information here
Saturday 16 November, 11.00 am — St Anne’s, Kew Green, Kew, Surrey, TW9 3AA. On Christmas Traditions (refreshments in the parish room from 10.30 am) Further information and tickets on sale here. In association with the Kew Bookshop.
Monday 18 November, 10.30 am — National Trust Ham House (Private Event) on Christmas Traditions
Monday 9 December & Tuesday 10 December, both 7.15pm — Christmas Launch for Christmas Traditions sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library. To be held at the Knowledge Centre at the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2BD. Tickets are on sale for 09 December here. Tickets are on sale for 10 December here
Benjamin Franklin in London
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Previous, 2018 Talks
Saturday 13 January 2018, 2.30pm – Johnson Society of London, Wesley’s Chapel, 49 City Rd, London EC1Y 1AU
Tuesday 6 February, 12.45pm — Historical Society of the Department of Transport (Private Event) Fatal Colours – Towton 1461: England’s Bloodiest Battle
Monday 19 February, 11.00 am – The Kensington Society at Benjamin Franklin House (Private Event)
Monday 26 March, 1.45 for 2.00pm – Historic Royal Palaces at the Tower of London (Membership Event). “Henry VI, the first Wars of the Roses King murdered in the Tower: his long and troubled reign.” on Fatal Colours – Towton 1461: England’s Bloodiest Battle.
Tuesday 29 May, 1.30pm – The American International University in London, Lecture and Seminar (Private Event)
Tuesday 26 June, 12.30pm — British Library Summer Scholars Programme, Knowledge Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB on Christmas Traditions
Thursday 19 July, 7.30 pm – Battle & District Historical Society (BDHS), Battle, East Sussex
Sunday 9 October, 3.30 pm – BBC History Magazine History Weekend, Winchester Fatal Colours – Towton 1461: England’s Bloodiest Battle.
Previous, 2017 Talks (UK / USA)
Tuesday 17 January – Walter Hines Page Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution at the Institute of Directors, London SW1 (Private After Dinner Event)
Tuesday 14 February – The American Women of Surrey (Private Event)
Saturday 25 March – Clan Campbell Society of North America, Ritz Carlton Hotel, New Orleans (Private After Dinner Event) on Fatal Rivalry: James IV, Henry VIII and the Battle of Flodden
Monday 27 March, 4.00pm – Boca Grande Community Center, Florida (Private Event)
Thursday 30 March, 7.00pm – Washington Library (The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington), Mount Vernon, Virginia. The First in the 3-part Michelle Smith Lecture Series also featuring Louisa Thomas and Alan Taylor. Further details and to book
Wednesday 19 April, 4.00pm – Jefferson Library (The Robert H. Smith Center for Jefferson Studies), Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia. For Advance posting of all Monticello Events . For more information on 19 April event: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 29 April, Evening Event – District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution (Private Event)
Friday 5 May, 6.00pm for 6.30pm – Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004. For further information and to book
Monday 8 May, 12 noon – Metropolitan Club, Washington DC (Private Event)
Monday 8 May, 7.00pm – Royal Oak Evening Event at The Fund for American Studies, 1706 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC. For further information and registration
Wednesday 10 May, 6.15pm – Royal Oak Evening Event at The General Society Library,
20 West 44th Street, New York, NY. For further information and registration
Thursday 11 May, 6.00pm – Royal Oak Evening Event at New England Historic
Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA. For further information and registration
Monday 15 May, 11.00am – 1.00pm – Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA (Book Signing)
Monday 15 May, 6.00 for 6.30pm – Royal Oak and the Union League of Philadelphia, at the Union League on Fatal Rivalry: Henry VIII and James IV’s Decisive Battle for Renaissance Britain. For further information and registration
Saturday 20 May – West Wycombe Park, National Trust (Private Event)
Monday 19 June, 2.00 pm – Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court Palace in the Garden Room on Fatal Rivalry: James IV, Henry VIII and the Battle of Flodden (Members Event)
Thursday 29 June, 3.30 pm – Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival, Church Bottom, Broad Chalke, Wiltshire SP5 5DS, on ‘Fatal Colours – Towton 1461: England’s Bloodiest Battle’ Further information
Thursday 29 June, 6.30pm – Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival, Church Bottom, Broad Chalke, Wiltshire SP5 5DS, on Benjamin Franklin in London. Further information
Tuesday 19 September, 7.15pm – Wynkyn de Worde Society, Artworkers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1 (Member and Guest Event)
Tuesday 17 October, 7.30pm – Historical Association West Surrey Branch, St Nicholas’s Hall, Bury Street, Guildford, GU2 4AW ‘Fatal Colours: The disastrous reign of Henry VI and the 1st War of the Roses, culminating in Towton – England’s Most Brutal Battle’
Saturday 21 October, 11.00 am — St Anne’s, Kew Green, Kew, Surrey, TW9 3AA (refreshments in the parish room from 10.30 am) Further information and ticketing In association with the Kew Bookshop.
Tuesday 24 October, 7.30pm – Kilmington & Stourton W.I., Stourton Village Hall, Stourton, BA12 6QE
Thursday 16 November, 7.00pm — Benjamin Franklin House Annual Symposium in association with the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library at the British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB Book Here
Saturday 18 November, Morning (As part of “Further Stories of London – A Day of Talks Exploring London’s History”) on behalf of Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London SE1 9DA. Book Here
Sunday 26 November, 10.20am – BBC History Magazine History Weekend (York) on Fatal Colours – Towton 1461: England’s Bloodiest Battle. Book Here
Franklin Talks in 2016
Thursday 25 February – Reform Club, Thackeray Society (Private Event)
Thursday 17 March – London Historians at Benjamin Franklin House, Craven Street, WC2. See Extra Date (28 April) below
Thursday 28 April, 6.30 pm – London Historians at Benjamin Franklin House, Craven Street, WC2. To book
Wednesday 6 July, 6.00pm – American Philosophical Society (Benjamin Franklin Hall), 427 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA (Members Lecture and Reception) in association with the NEH Teachers Workshop ‘Benjamin Franklin and the American People’
Thursday 7 July, 7.00 pm – David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Rd, Washington Crossing, PA
Tuesday 12 July, 1.30pm – 3pm – NEH Teachers Workshop ‘Benjamin Franklin and the American People’ run by La Salle University at the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA. Lecture and Symposium
Thursday 14 July, 6.00pm – Union League, 140 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
Monday 18 July, 2.15-3.15 – Buxton Literary Festival, Pavilion Arts Centre
Saturday 17 September, 5.45 pm — Chiswick Book Festival
Wednesday 28 September, 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start — Historic Royal Palaces, New Armouries Banqueting Suite at the Tower of London (Members Evening Event).
Monday 3 October, 10.15 am – AWBS at Benjamin Franklin House (Private Event)
Saturday 8 October, 10.00 am – BBC History Magazine History Weekend, Winchester.
Saturday 12 November, 3.00 pm – Richmond Literature Festival at Marble Hill House, Twickenham.
Sunday 20 November, 2.00 pm – BBC History Magazine History Weekend, York.
Previous Events for Fatal Colours: Towton 1461 on Henry VI and the First War of the Roses
Tower of London for Historic Royal Palaces ◊◊◊ Cheltenham Literary Festival ◊◊◊ British Library as part of the Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination lecture programme ◊◊◊ Richard III Society AGM Lecture ◊◊◊ Towton Battlefield Society ◊◊◊ Oxford Literary Festival ◊◊◊ York Archaeological Trust at the Mansion House York ◊◊◊ St Paul’s School (London) ◊◊◊ Sharjah Book Fair ◊◊◊ Leeds Waterstones ◊◊◊ Harrogate Grammar School ◊◊◊ Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court ◊◊◊ Chiswick Book Festival ◊◊◊ American Women of Surrey ◊◊◊ Brendon Books at King’s College School Taunton ◊◊◊ Putney High School ◊◊◊ Richard III Society (Norwich Branch) ◊◊◊ Rickaro Books Wakefield ◊◊◊ Simply Books at Pocklington School ◊◊◊ Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club ◊◊◊ Richard III Society (Worcester Branch) ◊◊◊ Aynho History Society
Previous Events for Fatal Rivalry: Henry VIII, James IV and the battle for Renaissance Britain — Flodden 1513
Edinburgh Literary Festival ◊◊◊ Cheltenham Literary Festival ◊◊◊ BBC History Magazine History Weekend Malmesbury ◊◊◊ NEEHI (North East England History Institute) at Northumbria University ‘Battle of Flodden and its Significance’ Conference ◊◊◊ Flodden Memorial Lecture for ‘Remembering Flodden’ Battlefield Society ◊◊◊ Tower of London for Historic Royal Palaces ◊◊◊ Alnwick Castle ◊◊◊ Reform Club Burns Night Event ◊◊◊ Hexham Book Festival ◊◊◊ Lewes Speakers Festival ◊◊◊ LLBCC with the Linlithgow Book Festival ◊◊◊ Chiswick Book Festival ◊◊◊ Forum Books Corbridge ◊◊◊ Appleby’s Bookshop Morpeth ◊◊◊ Mainstreet Books St Boswells ◊◊◊ Bookseller’s Association Annual Conference ◊◊◊Till Valley Archaeological Society ◊◊◊Friends of St Michael’s Framlingham ◊◊◊ Richard III Society Norwich ◊◊◊ Towton Battlefield Society ◊◊◊ Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club ◊◊◊ Stonyhurst School