History Society: Author and Historian returns to share his expertise

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On Thursday 19th September, Marc Morris, author and historian, made what has become his annual visit to Framlingham to share his expertise on castles and medieval history. On a miserably wet afternoon, he gave two hour-long sessions to groups of Year 11 students poised to begin Controlled Assessments on the Castle: we regretted the lack of cover within the curtain wall, but Dr Morris’ lively and accessible delivery, with academic expertise lightly worn, again won over his students towards an enquiring approach to their subject.  In the evening, the talk on Edward I, a great and terrible king, was equally engaging, a good case being made for this crusader, conqueror of the Welsh, father of 18 legitimate children, 15 by his beloved queen Eleanor, and would-be conqueror of the Scots. It was pleasing that not only students but also a good number of other parents and friends of the College were able to make up an appreciative audience for this excellent presentation.

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