14882312_10157614753575543_3192460026432178501_oRebecca is a regular public speaker and has given talks at the Guildhall Library, Dr Johnson’s House, British Library, Royal Academy of Arts, TEDx Wandsworth, Museum of London, the National Maritime Museum, Rijksmuseum and many popular book festivals.

 Upcoming events

27/02/2018: Women!

7.30PM, West Ealing WI – I’m delighted to be giving a short interactive talk to the West Ealing WI. Will it being the anniversary of women’s suffrage, I will be speaking about formidable seventeenth century women who lived and worked in London.

26/04/2018: To Kill a King

6pm, Guildhall Library – On Tuesday 30 January 1649, Charles I stepped onto a wooden scaffold outside Whitehall’s Banqueting House. In one stroke of the executioner’s axe, his head left his body. An anointed king had been executed as a traitor. From imprisonment and trial to execution and legacy, join historian Rebecca Rideal as she unravels one of the most important events in British history – the regicide of Charles I.
Includes wine reception.

Tickets – £8.13

24/05/2018: Stuarts and Fire

Cambridge Historical Association – My talk will explore the way fire – both imagined and real – shaped the Stuart dynasty.

More information here






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