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BBC Radio 3 - Free Thinking: England's other Civil War

BBC Radio 3
  • Sunday 16 June 2013, 2.00PM
  • Free admission
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  • Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (See locations page)

Event details

Free Thinking is BBC Radio 3's hugely popular festival of ideas, and this summer, they're taking events across the UK.

In the year that Richard III's remains were identified beneath a Leicester car par, Free Thinking will be in York, the seat of his power, to debate how the Wars of the Roses shaped the country from the 15th century right up to the present day.

Radio 3's Rana Mitter and a panel of top historians including the University of York's Mark Ormrod will be exploring the legacy of the Wars of the Roses, from the tough choices and trauma ordinary people faced, to the role the conflict played in pushing England towards modernity.

Why is this major civil war in England's history still so little discussed in public life today?

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