Characters of East Anglia


There are occasions when it is pleasant to put historical fact to one side, and enjoy a good story instead. That is the purpose of this collection of lives of famous - and infamous - East Anglians. It features the well-known star of the Victorian melodrama, Maria Marten, who has craftily managed to distance herself from her rather less attractive factual biography. Another person whom history has treated too kindly is Dick Turpin who hardly warrants the place on the pantomime stage he has been given for two centuries. All of the characters here are closely associated with specific places in East Anglia so there will be plenty of towns and villages to explore in search of them after the talk. There will be other characters mentioned during the evening but they must remain a surprise!