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  • Date and time: Monday 5 June 2023, 1pm to 2pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Ever heard of Cartimandua? 

The last Queen of the Brigantes, she quarrelled with her husband and took up with his armour bearer, sparking internal civil wars that divided her kingdom and ultimately led to the Roman conquest of the North. 

Sound familiar?

Join historian Gillian Waters for an exploration of this love triangle, which may have been the inspiration for the later medieval Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot stories.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of York.

This event will take place live on Zoom Webinar. You will receive a link to join a couple of days before the event and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function, but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

About the speaker

Gillian Waters trained as a Medievalist and has been teaching and researching history for over 25 years. She has worked in the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, The Mansion House in York, the Council for British Archaeology, and many other local Yorkshire museums and archives on a consultancy basis, creating resources, developing courses and organising activities for learners of all ages. Gillian teaches History and Heritage courses at the University of York’s Centre for Lifelong Learning and also works with Washburn Heritage Centre and Museum Development Yorkshire.