On Thursday 12th July Banbury Museum will be taking over Broughton Castle for our annual Summer Lecture. Guests are invited to picnic in the grounds from 5pm before being welcomed into the Great Hall where they will hear Earl Spencer deliver a vibrant talk on his latest book To Catch a King and have the rare chance to see a Royal Pardon on display from the Fiennes family archives. Books will also be on sale on the night for personal dedications and signings.
Charles Spencer was educated at Eton College and obtained his degree in Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford. He was a reporter on NBC’s Today show from 1986 until 1995, and is the author of four books, including the Sunday Times bestseller Blenheim: The Battle for Europe (shortlisted for History Book of the Year, National Book Awards) and Prince Rupert: The Last Cavalier.The Banbury Museum annual Summer Lecture is a key social event and fundraiser for the museum, which houses many interesting artefacts from the English Civil War: an unexploded mortar; weapons; armour and a rare and complete saddle, in wonderful condition, which was discovered buried in the wall of a nearby country house during renovations.