16th June: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm “I was there” talks by children’s author Stuart Hill

Jump into a world of fierce battles, brave knights, and great armies!

Step Back in Time with children’s author Stuart Hill in three talks “I was there” talks suitable for ages 7 and up. Stuart will be delving deep into specific time periods in his three talks, and will read from his thrilling novels. Find out what life was like for a young boy at each of these eras, and you might even hear some ghost stories! Stuart will also be offering fascinating tales from when he worked as an archaeologist, including digging up skulls…

11.30am – Richard III: step back into the life of a medieval prince
1.30pm – The Life of a Young Knight in Training
3.30pm – Viking Invasion – step back into the fight for York

‘I was There … Richard III’ is the thrilling story of a young boy acting as a page to England’s last Plantagenet king. Children will love this vivid first-hand account of a child’s experience of a royal court. Perfect for children intrigued by Richard III’s exhumation and reburial.

The Life of a Young Knight in Training will enable children to put themselves in the place of a boy destined for battle. What was life like? What would you need to learn? Come along and find out!

‘I was There … Viking Invasion’ is an exciting account of a young boy helping to defend his village against fearsome Viking invaders. Children will love this vivid first-hand account of a child’s experience of the Vikings.

Each talk is free and lasts around thirty minutes and copies of Stuart’s books will be available for purchase and to have signed.

Stuart Hill is the award-winning author of the ‘I Was There’ series for younger children, and the ‘Icemark’ trilogy of historical fantasy novels for older readers. His novels have been translated into 18 languages and he is invited to many schools and festivals to talk about his work. As well as being a writer, Stuart is also an artist.