Camden History Society: When Sigismund came to dine
Thursday 20 October, 7.30pm
King Sigismund, future Holy Roman Emperor, visited local resident William Bruges, England's first Garter King of Arms. There was a stupendous feast in Kentish Town at Whitsun 1416. Six hundred years on, Lester Hillman explores the visit and post-Agincourt peace negotiations. The feasting, drama, music, dazzling ceremonial and colourful personalities have left faint echoes in and around today's Camden.
Our speaker has been organising events in London, Cambridge and elsewhere over the last decade - leading walks, lecturing, writing and supporting archive projects associated with this subject. He is the Academic Adviser to the Society's sister organisation in Islington and to the Camden Tour Guides Association.