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Historical Event, Sat 10 Feb 2018

Suzannah Lipscomb: The War of the Roses - The Real

Suzannah Lipscomb: The War of the Roses - The Real


There is no disguising George RR Martin’s sources for Game of Thrones. History, he says, is “endlessly fascinating ... the wars and battles and seductions and betrayals ... so many things that you’d be hard pressed to make up”. So “I don’t make it up, I take it and I file off the serial numbers and I turn it up to 11”.

Chief among the historical stories that Martin has turned up to 11 is, of course, the 15th-century Wars of the Roses, when England was torn in half by the rival houses of Lancaster and York in a civil war that is eerily close to GoT’s battle between the houses of Lannister and Stark. Beginning with Richard II’s deposition by Henry Bolingbroke, this talk considers the great dynastic struggle of the fifteenth century through to the rise and fall of Richard III, and the deaths of the Princes in the Tower, and does so through drawing on the powerful parallels with the famous TV series.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Sat 10 Feb 2018 19:30 to 22:00

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Otley Courthouse,
Courthouse Street,
LS21 3AN



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Map reference: SE 202456  Lat: 53.90617 Long: -1.69401

By Car:

Head into Otley town centre on the A660 and follow the signs for the main car park from Briggate. The Courthouse is next door to the main car park.

By Public Transport:

From Leeds take the X84 express bus. Get off the bus at Otley Bus station, and walk through towards Netto. Cross the road at the crossroads and carry straight on. Take the next left and the Courthouse is found half way up Courthouse Street.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Menston station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality