Jessie Childs

God’s Traitors: Terror & Faith in Elizabethan England
Saturday 19 September 2015
12pm | Public Hall | Tickets: £9
Box office: tel 01395 445275 | Festival bookings are now closed

Jessie Childs, God's Traitors

Jessie Childs is a historian based in London. Her first book, Henry VIII’s Last Victim, won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography and her second, God’s Traitors: Terror & Faith in Elizabethan England, won the 2015 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History. She is a regular contributor to television and radio, and writes and reviews for the Telegraph, the Times Literary Supplement, History Today and BBC History magazine.

Jessie’s latest book, God’s Traitors, presents a vivid and fascinating account of the Catholic predicament in post-reformation, Elizabethan England. Seen through the eyes of the Vaux Family, it documents an age of spiery and corruption, when the Catholic faith was criminalised and Jesuit priests faced potential imprisonment, punishment, torture and execution.

Listen to Jessie talk about this dark and pivotal chapter in Elizabethan history.

Online booking will be available on Friday 24th July, commencing 5pm.
The Festival Box Office opens on Monday 27th July 2015.

Online Bookings – Friday 24th July, from 5pm.
Friends Priority Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 20th July 2015, from 10am.
General Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 27th July 2015, from 10am.

Jessie Childs, God's Traitors