History Reading Group

The inaugural meeting of the Dromore Cathedral history reading group took place on 29th June 2017 in the Clayton Hall. A lively opening discussion on our literary and historical personal interests ensued with topics ranging from the suppression of the Knights Templar in fourteenth-century France to the works of Jonathan Swift, the eighteenth-century Anglo-Irish satirist. Following much discussion on potential books to read, it was unanimously decided that The War of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones would be our first book. This book explores the turbulent political history of fifteenth-century England, a period which witnessed the expulsion of the English from France and their defeat in the Hundred Years War; civil war and regicide; over-mighty barons who both crowned kings and forced others to abdicate; and ultimately, the origins of the Tudor monarchy. The next meeting will take place on 4th September 2017 in the Clayton Hall at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend; and we will discuss the book, select another title to read, and enjoy medieval-themed food.

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