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Britain in Fifty Documents

Venue: Public Hall

16 September 2021 10:00 am

Britain is experiencing an acute trauma of identity, pulled simultaneously towards its European, Atlantic and wider heritages. To understand the dislocation the historian, commentator and best-selling author of The Sword of Moses, shows how we must look back to Britain’s evolution, achievements, complexities and tensions. In a groundbreaking new take on British identity, he explores over 800,000 years of British history by examining 50 documents that tell the story of what makes Britain unique. From Anglo-Saxon poetry, the first Valentine’s Day letter, the origin of computer code, the Sex Pistols’ graphic art to the Brexit referendum ballot - some are well-known, most are not, but each reveals something important about Britain and its people.

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Category: Adults

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student: £10.00