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Wed, 27 Oct


Holiday Inn Newport, an IHG Hotel

Rape of the Fair Country 6 decades on

Newport and Gwent Literary Club and Newport Rising partnership event looks at Alexander Cordell's Rape of the Fair Country 6 decades on.

Rape of the Fair Country 6 decades on
Rape of the Fair Country 6 decades on

Time & Location

27 Oct 2021, 18:30

Holiday Inn Newport, an IHG Hotel, The Coldra, Newport NP18 2YG, UK

About the Event

It is 63 years since the publication of Alexander Cordell’s Rape of the Fair Country... and Peter Strong will be seeing how it has fared. Peter taught history [Cordell was always suspicious of historians…. he thought they tried to trip him up] at Caldicot Comprehensive School and is Secretary of Gwent County History Association and of Caldicot Local History Society. He is also on the committee which organises the annual Newport Chartist Convention. This lecture was first given in 2018 to mark the sixtieth anniversary of publication and he’ll look at the circumstances leading to the writing of the book and at reactions to its publication. And perhaps whether we see it differently now.

There are three ways to enjoy this event:

Watch and listen to lecture via zoom link only, beginning 8pm - £3

Attend lecture only in person at the Holiday Inn, arriving 7:45pm - £5

Attend lecture and dinner as guest of Chair of Our Chartist Heritage arriving 6:30pm - £20

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