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KCWC October Speaker Series

Lord Spencer is a longtime and generous friend of KCWC. He returns to discuss his seventh and latest book The White Ship which he describes as “a cross between Titanic and Game of Thrones – with a slice of Sliding Doors!”

KCWC October Speaker Series General Meeting
Thursday 8 October 2020
10:15 am – 12:00 pm

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Charles Spencer in conversation

Lord Spencer will be discussing his latest book The White Ship – conquest, anarchy and the wrecking of Henry I’s dream

Wednesday 7 October 2020
3 pm – 4 pm
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Entry ticket £12.50
Signed Book and Ticket £37.50

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Up Close and Personal

A fascinating interview with Lord Spencer discussing his latest book The White Ship with Rebecca Harding, Global Chair of the SWWJ. 22 September 2020.

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Henry I, the King of England

920 years ago today Henry I became King of England. The youngest son of William the Conqueror, he was never intended for the crown. In 1100, an opportunity presented itself.

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Cabana Magazine

Founder and Editor in Chief of Cabana Magazine, Martina Mondadori, joins Charles Spencer for a live tour of the Library at Althorp House on Instagram Live.

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Lockdown Literary Festival

Charles Spencer discusses his bestselling books, and life at Althorp during the COVID-19 pandemic, with presenter Paul Blezard at the Lockdown Literary Festival.

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The Diana Award

Charles Spencer paid tribute to young people from around the world who are being honoured for the positive impact they’re making in their communities, as told by PEOPLE magazine.

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Althorp Living History

Architectural Digest PRO checks in with Earl Spencer, who has opened up Althorp House to Theodore Alexander’s design team.

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Charles Spencer shares discovery of father’s WWII heroism

Video: Charles Spencer travels to France to discover the untold story of his father’s heroism during the Normandy invasion.

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The Times: Interview

Charles Spencer on his cure for jet lag and maintaining Althorp Park.

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Daily Telegraph: Great Estates

The Spencers have been in public life since the 16th century, when Sir John Spencer was knighted by Henry VIII. Lord Spencer, the 19th generation of his family at Althorp, considers his position.

“When I took over, I walked through the saloon, which is hung with family portraits going back 500 years. It was like walking across the stage with an audience. I thought, My goodness, it’s my turn to do something with the place.”

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Literary Review: ‘To Catch a King’

“Charles Spencer’s latest book, To Catch a King, does for us exactly what Charles II intended when he asked Pepys to commit his story to paper: ensure that this most extraordinary episode is never forgotten.”

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The Times: ‘To Catch a King’

“The story of the young Charles II’s escape after the Battle of Worcester in 1651 has been told many times, and no wonder; it’s a ripping yarn, with ingredients that belong partly to thrillers and partly to fairytales.”

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History Today: ‘To Catch a King’

“A lively account highlights the heroic exploits of his loyal companions and the ravages of war against Cromwell.”

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Ralph Lauren Magazine Q&A: Lord Spencer

The British nobleman reminisces about growing up at Althorp—the Spencer family’s historic home and the stunning backdrop to Ralph Lauren’s Fall 2015 Purple Label campaign.”

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People Magazine: ‘To Catch a King’

“The 9th Earl Spencer noted that the monarch (Charles I) once bought 10 purple capes and purchased as many as 40 suits in one year. At one point, Spencer said, Charles II spent 1 percent of the nation’s wealth on himself in a single year. (Really.)”

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Vanity Fair: ‘Killers of the King’

Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I, is a dark tale of the consequences faced by the 59 men who brought about the death of Charles I, in 1649, by signing his death warrant.”

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The Independent: ‘Killers of the King’

“This is a thrilling tale of pursuit and resistance and it is based on deep original archival research. It is a credit to Spencer’s skill that he both creates a vivid and enlightening picture of the age – a fevered time of denunciation and reprisal – and draws out the touching moments of human drama and sentiment from the stories of imprisonment and execution.”

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The Telegraph: ‘Killers of the King’

“When I was writing my most recent book, Killers of the King, I noticed a portrait hanging in a row of other men in armour that I’d never looked closely at before. It turned out he was Lord Grey of Groby, one of the killers of Charles I and a central character in my book. I never even knew he was there, let alone that I was related to him.”

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‘My Name is Earl’

The 9th Earl Spencer talks to Hugo Rifkind about his relationship with royalty and why he’s happy (finally) at 50.

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