September 10, 2014
Sir Robert Worcester KBE DL, “Dover Castle: On the Road from Runnymede”, Rotary Club, South Foreland
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10 September 2014, Sir Robert Worcester KBE DL, “Dover Castle: On the Road from Runnymede”, Rotary Club, South Foreland
I’d hope to cover three things in my talk tonight:
- Why me, why now?
- Why are you here this evening? You know Dover better than I do
- But do you know about the role that Dover played in the Barons’ War in 1216, and why and we are commemorating Magna Carta in the coming year?
Growing up in America I had a pretty thorough schooling in English history, English literature and not least English cinema (that was before television), which began with the Angles, Saxons and Jutes, then 1066 and all that, in 1215, the Great Charter, later Magna Carta.
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