Friends Event Series: King James VI and the Beheading Game

Friends Event Series: King James VI and the Beheading Game
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In this talk, Professor Limon shares his research into an intriguing historical episode that links early modern Aberdeen and Gdansk.

This October we will welcome a distinguished visitor from the University of Gdansk.  Professor Jerzy Limon will give a special talk for the Friends of the Library, organised by Aberdeen's Centre for Early Modern Studies.  Limon, is a novelist, academic, and the man behind the construction of the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, based on his research into the seventeenth century Fencing School in Danzig (present day Gdansk), where English acting companies performed from the early seventeenth century.  In this talk, 'King James VI and the Beheading Game', Professor Limon shares his research into an intriguing historical episode that links early modern Aberdeen and Gdansk. The tale of intrigue and espionage saw James VI enlist a Scottish agent along with one of the first principals of Aberdeen's Marischal College in a search for subversive texts that stretch across Eastern Europe.  

This event is free and open to all, refreshments will be provided.

Speaker
Professor Jerzy Limon, University of Gdansk
Hosted by
Friends of Aberdeen University Library and Aberdeen's Centre for Early Modern Studies
Venue
Special Collections Seminar Room, Lower Ground Floor, The Sir Duncan Rice Library
Contact

Booking Required - please contact:

Emma Fowlie: Honorary Secretary of the Friends of Aberdeen University Library

Email: e.fowlie@abdn.ac.uk

phone: 01224 273385