The King Harold Day Society invites you to
“Let’s Hear it For
A Talk by Helen Hollick
Screen writer of the film “1066”
Author of a number of historical books, including
To be held at the Abbey Church Centre, Waltham
On Saturday 18th September, at 7.30pm.
Tickets - £10 each, including
Cheese & Wine.
Helen Hollick to
be Guest Speaker at Special Evening
Well-known author, Helen Hollick, is to be the special guest of the King Harold
Day Society at an evening event on Saturday 18th September.
Last year a similar event, with Paul Doherty as the speaker, was a huge success,
and the Society was asked to make it a regular annual date.
About this year's Guest Speaker
Helen Hollick is the author of a number of popular novels on historical
subjects, including a trilogy about King Arthur, and a series of novels about
piracy on the high seas, “The Voyages of Captain Jessemiah Acorne”. Of
particular interest to us are two medieval novels:- “A Hollow Crown” set in 1013
and about Emma of Normandy’s marriage to King AEthelred of England; and “Harold
the King”, in which she traces the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings
from the point of view of Harold and his Godwinson of Wessex family.
In addition, Helen is the screenwriter for the film “1066”, currently being
filmed, which is based on her book.
Helen knows Waltham Abbey well, living in Walthamstow, and spends considerable
time in Epping Forest as her daughter is a horse rider.
Let's Hear it for Harold!
Helen’s talk for us will be entitled “Let's Hear It For Harold", and will take
place at the Abbey Church Centre, Abbey Gardens, Waltham Abbey, on Saturday 18th
September, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 each, (including a light buffet), and are
available from the Tourist Information Centre, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey.
Telephone:- 01992 652295.
King Harold Day
Helen Hollick's website
A Light in the Dark Ages - an
interview with the author, and a review of her life and works, by the
Historical Novel Society
For more information please