IT’S TIME FOR A TALK – Winchester Heritage Open Days 2019 – Incest, Intrigue & Murder: Were the Borgias Really That Bad?

incest talk

I am SUPER pleased to announce that I’ll be joining the fabulous team at Winchester Heritage Open Days and giving a talk for them! Information below (and on the events page)

Date: September 21st 2019

Time: 11.30am-12.30pm

Location: Hampshire Records Office, Winchester

Admission is free but booking is essential. Click here to book

I’ll be talking (of course) about the Borgia family and the myths that surround them. Did Lucrezia really poison people? Did the family partake in incest? Did Cesare murder his brother. Join me to find out! I would love to see you all there if you can make it!

Incest, Intrigue & Murder – 28th Sept

incest talk

On 28th September, I gave my first ever talk at Southampton Central Library. In it, I spoke about the myth surrounding the Borgia family. What was it that they did that was so bad? Where did the rumours come from? Were they really that bad?

I must admit, I’d been umming and aahing about cancelling the talk having been signed off from work due to a bereavement. However I dedicated the talk to my late Grandfather who had been really looking forward to watching the talk on Facebook Live, from Portugal. I’m SO glad that I didn’t cancel and, despite my nerves, it went really really well. Of course there are things I can improve on for next time – and trust me, there will be a next time!


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The Facebook Live video can be found here. (I couldn’t work out how to embed it on here…Bit of a technophobe, me)