Black Tudors, Activists and Midwives: When Historical Fact Meets Historical Fiction

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Explore the complicated world of historical fiction.

This is an online event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.

It is a truth universally unacknowledged that most people come to history through fiction. From films and theatre to novels and video games, histories are everywhere. But turning historical fact into historical fiction comes with an ocean of challenges. How do storytellers navigate these stormy waters? Is it possible to be historically authentic and commercially appealing? And why are there so many Jane Austen adaptations?

In this fascinating panel discussion, we bring together leading storytellers, performers and historians to explore the complicated world of historical fiction. The event is chaired by novelist and academic Professor Sunny Singh, and panellists include historian and historical consultant Dr Jacqueline Riding (Peterloo), journalist, stage and screenwriter Juliet Gilkes Romero (The Whip), Catherine Johnson (Freedom, screen adaptation of Black Tudors) and actor, author and science communicator Stephen McGann (Call the Midwife).

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Details

Name: Black Tudors, Activists and Midwives: When Historical Fact Meets Historical Fiction
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Price: Full Price: £5.00
Member: £5.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk