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Simon Heffer in Ely

Tuesday 12th November 2019

  • Venue St Peter's Church, Broad Street, Ely, CB7 4AH
  • Doors open 7pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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In his searing new volume one of Britain’s foremost modern historians is our guide to the preparations for trench warfare here at home and how they led to change on an almost revolutionary scale. The infighting that saw parliament lock horns with the generals in no way diminished four years of domestic struggle as our island population watched political obstinacy and incompetence shape our lives, for better or worse. The result is a richly nuanced picture of an era that advanced the emancipation of women, notions of better health care and education, and which pointed the way to a less deferential, more egalitarian future.

Simon Heffer’s knowledgeable, eloquent writing has left an indelible mark on his readers and we are delighted to be able to welcome him to Ely.