The raid itself, the course of the 2nd Anglo-Dutch War and the wider themes of Anglo-Dutch relations in the 1660s; my talks are always rooted in human stories.
Book Blurb: ‘Shedding light on these dramatic events, historian Rebecca Rideal reveals an unprecedented period of terror and triumph. Based on original archival research and drawing on little-known sources, 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire takes readers on a thrilling journey through a crucial turning point in English history, as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary cast of historical characters.’
Bio: ‘Rebecca is an author, former television producer and researcher (specialising in the Stuart dynasty and seventeenth-century England).
As a specialist factual television producer she was responsible for developing and producing numerous history and science documentaries, including: Bloody Tales of the Tower, Adventurer’s Guide to Britain, Jack the Ripper: Killer Revealed, Escape from Nazi Death Camp and the triple Emmy award-winning series David Attenborough’s First Life.’