Antonia Fraser

Lady Antonia Fraser in conversation about her book 'The Kings and the Catholics: The Fight for Rights 1829'.About this EventThe story of Catholic emancipation begins with the violent anti-Catholic Gordon riots in 1780, fuelled by the lessening of penal laws dating back to the 16th century. Some fifty years later, the passing of the Emancipation Bill was hailed as a 'bloodless revolution'.Antonia Fraser brings colour and humour to this vivid drama with its huge cast of characters: King George...
Lady Antonia Fraser is one of Britain's most successful authors. During a career spanning seven decades she has written critically acclaimed history books, as well as biographies and detective fiction. Works include Mary, Queen of Scots (1969) which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and Marie Antoinette (2001) which won the Enid McLeod Literary Prize. Her most recent book, The King and the Catholics: The Fight for Rights 1829 charts Catholic...