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The Courtier & the Queen-Sir Christopher Hatton and Elizabeth I

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A new title by Northampton Author -Malcolm Deacon. Book launch at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Guildhall Road, Northampton on Sunday 21st September 2008 from 2pm – 4pm.
No-one gave Queen Elizabeth I more faithful and devoted service than Sir Christopher Hatton; yet he has been largely ignored by historians and unfairly dismissed by early biographers. The myth of him as “the dancing chancellor” still persists, the details of his life relatively unknown. Read the rest of this entry »

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A CBE in Ebrington

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Ebrington resident Professor Stanley Wells awarded CBE

Professor Stanley Wells was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Literature.

Professor Wells is a Shakespeare scholar who has been studying and writing about the Bard for most of his life and is known as the international leading authority on Shakespeare. He is Professor Emereritus in Shakespeare studies at the University of Birmingham and chairman of the Shakespeare Birthday Trust in Stratford upon Avon.

His favourite play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream but he believes that the Bard’s greatest play is King Lear.

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