World Book Night at Wakefield Library and Museum
In celebration of World Book Night, step back in time for an evening to the Middle Ages.
On April 25, people can receive a free copy of The White Queen by Philippa Gregory from Wakefield Museum 6-6.30pm and also visit the new exhibition ‘Food for all Seasons’ to find out what was on the menu in medieval Wakefield.
Then from 6.30 – 7.30pm in the Library Learning Zone visitors can listen to Helen Cox, author of The Battle of Wakefield Revisited, talk about the ordinary and extraordinary lives of Women in the War of the Roses. Helen will be telling the story of the White Queen and what everyday life was like for women of all ranks in the Middle Ages
Booking is required for this free event, each booking receives a free book. Please contact Wakefield Library on 01924 305376 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Philippa Gregory’s White Queen is the first of a series that tells the story of the Wars of the Roses through the women caught up in the struggle for the throne and it has been filmed as a 10 part TV series to be shown on BBC1 later this year.