School of History

BRINGING THE RENAISSANCE TO LIFE: HISTORICAL FICTION

27 January 2015

Time: 5:15pm
Venue: Arts Two, Room 3.20, QMUL

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Sarah Dunant presents on Bringing the Renaissance to life. 'Historical fiction': Bastard malformed child or perfect genetic mutation?

Sarah Dunant, historian by training but novelist by profession, has written four acclaimed novels set in Renaissance Italy. In this talk (followed by discussion), she challenges historians to take historical fiction more seriously, and novelists to be more rigorous in their history.

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