LUU Medieval Society welcomes guest speaker Lauren Johnson

LUU Medieval Society is hosting a talk and book signing by historical fiction and biography writer Lauren Johnson, who recently published 'Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI'.

Lauren Johnson is a historian and costumed interpreter with a first-class degree from Oxford University. Her debut novel was a historical fiction origin story of Robin Hood, titled The Arrow of Sherwood.

Since this publication, Johnson has published another historical fiction novel set in the medieval period, titled So Great a Prince, and has also been interviewed in various other mediums, including Channel 4, BBC Radio Bristol, and Stylist magazine. 

Henry VI

Johnson's most recent publication is a biography of Henry VI, titled Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI. The synopsis describes Johnson's novel as 'a thrilling account' that tells Henry VI's 'remarkable and sometimes shocking story in a fast-paced and colourful narrative that captures both the poignancy of Henry's life and the tumultuous and bloody nature of the times in which he lived'. 

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The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. 

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All are welcome!