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A Medieval Ghost Story with Dan Jones

December 1 @ 7:30 pm GMT

One wet and gloomy winter, in the dark days of King Richard II, a tailor was riding home. As he rode, he couldn’t wait to get home and sit in front of a blazing fire.

Then, out of nowhere, the tailor was knocked off his horse by a raven, who then transformed into a hideous dog. The dog issued the tailor with a warning: he must go to a priest and ask for absolution and return to the road, or else there will be consequences…

First recorded in the early fifteenth century by an unknown monk, The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings was transcribed from Latin by the great medievalist M.R. James in 1922. Building on that tradition, join The National Archives as bestselling historian Dan Jones retells this medieval ghost story in crisp and creepy prose.

Dan Jones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His books including The Plantagenets, Magna Carta, The Templars, Crusaders and The Colour of Time (with Marina Amaral), have sold more than one million copies worldwide.

What’s Online is a series of talks and events delivered by The National Archives’ experts and special guests. Talks last approximately 30-40 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A.

This online talk will be presented on Microsoft Teams.

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Date:
December 1
Time:
7:30 pm GMT
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Date:
December 1
Time:
7:30 pm GMT
Event Categories:
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