Rebecca is a regular public speaker and has given talks at the Guildhall Library, Rijksmuseum, Dr Johnson’s House, British Library, Royal Academy of Arts, TEDx Wandsworth, Museum of London, the National Maritime Museum and many popular book festivals.
27/06/2018: Killer Women – A Brief History of Murder
7pm: Wolfson Room II, Institute of Historical Research
For most of history, the number of violent crimes committed by women has been far lower than those committed by men. There is, however, a fascinating story to tell about women who have killed – from cultural stereotypes and literary depictions to infanticide laws, medical stigma and Victorian murderesses. In this talk, Rebecca Rideal will explore the evolution of the female killer from the 16th century to the early twentieth century and ask: why does society have such an insatiable interest in women who kill?
26/10/2018: Masterclass: The Anglo-Dutch Wars
1pm: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
To celebrate the opening of the new Tudor & Stuart Seafarers galleries at the Royal Museums Greenwich, Rebecca Rideal is hosting a special Masterclass exploring the 17th-century Anglo-Dutch Wars.
Tickets and info HERE
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.