Tuesday 20th June 2023 7:30pm

Location: People’s Hall

Admission: £5

What inspired the visionary poet but selfish man, William Wordsworth, or cause the brilliant storytelling but tragic love affair of Beatrix Potter? How did Cumbria’s challenging character trigger Fetcher Christian’s Mutiny on the Bounty, motivate the rebels who almost toppled Henry VIII or drive Maryport’s feuding Ismay family to build the Titanic – and sink it?

Drawing on research, letters, diaries and archaeology this book explores a 13,000 year timespan. It examines how the hauntingly beautiful Lake District, its pioneering Altlantic-facing origins and its rich Celtic culture helped forge some extraordinarily original people.

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