Rebecca 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.
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.
24/05/2018: Stuarts and Fire
Cambridge Historical Association – My talk will explore the way fire – both imagined and real – shaped the Stuart dynasty.