18 October 2022 - 7:45 pm

King John : The Worst of Most Useful King – The Bromsgrove Society

Methodist Centre, Stratford Road, Bromsgrove

The ever-popular Max Keen will give his thoughts on King John in a presentation titled “The Worst or Most Useful King?”. Max is known to dress in costume of the period and have a multimedia projection to accompany his lively and animated style of presenting. He spent eight months researching, he uses humour and personal anecdotes, as well as maps, contemporary pictures, paintings, effigies, photographs and cartoons to illustrate the talk. Max is well known for his favourite prop and ‘source’ – a Ladybird book!

King John is celebrated in Bromsgrove each year by the Court Leet on Fair Day who proclaim the Charter he granted to the town in 1199 to hold a market and annual fair on the Feast of St John the Baptist.

Entry to the talk is open to all, members pay £2 and non-members pay £3 on the door (cash only). The Society book stall sells a variety of local interest books and Society publications are available.

For more information visit www.bsoc.co.uk