Lecture by Kate Innes 

In 2019 Kate Innes began work on her third medieval novel set in 1306-7, the crossover between the reigns of Edward I & Edward II. Very quickly Hereford Cathedral and its Mappa Mundi became central to the plot. In this illustrated talk, Kate will explain her research into the attributed creator of the Mappa Mundi, Richard of Holdingham and Sleaford, the possible connection with 6th century writer and explorer Paulus Orosius, and how the character of the mapmaker emerged and developed in the critically acclaimed novel Wild Labyrinth. If you have ever wondered about the mind behind the Mappa Mundi, join us for what will be a fascinating presentation.

Signed books will be available to buy at the end of the talk.

Having trained as an archaeologist, teacher, museum education officer and worked across three continents, Kate Innes eventually settled in Shropshire with her family. Much of her writing is inspired by the landscape and history of the Marches. Her first medieval novel, The Errant Hours, was a Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choice and became Book One in the highly acclaimed ‘Arrowsmith Trilogy’ which was completed with the publication of Wild Labyrinth in 2021.

This event will take place in College Hall and tickets, which cost £10, are available to purchase below.

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