Event

Emigrants – with James Evans

Sunday 27 May
Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens
10 - 11am
£8 / weekend ticket £90

During the course of the seventeenth century nearly 400,000 people left Britain for the Americas, most of them from England. Crossing the Atlantic was a major undertaking, the voyage long and treacherous. There was little hope of returning to see the friends and family who stayed behind. Why did so many go?

Complete with God, cod, gold and despair, James Evans’ Evening Standard number one bestseller Emigrants charts the remarkable personal stories of people who made the treacherous journey from Britain to the Americas during the 17th century.

‘Brisk, informative and … eye-opening’ – Tim Smith-Lang, Daily Telegraph

‘ Evans’ book is an eloquent testimony to the fact that the commodity America has always traded in, above all others, hope’ – Mathew Lyons, Financial Times

Part of the City of Literature programme at Norfolk & Norwich Festival. 

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About James Evans

James Evans is a historian and television producer and Emigrants is his second book for a wider market. He wrote a doctorate at Oxford University, and his thesis on the national question in the new state of Yugoslavia after World War I was published as a book in 2005. He has worked since producing historical documentaries for well-known names like Niall Ferguson, David Starkey and Michael Wood, as well as helping to write some of the accompanying books. He wrote an acclaimed account of a pivotal Tudor exploration of the north-east passage called Merchant Adventurers – described as ‘richly entertaining reading’ as well as ‘meticulously researched’ by Giles Milton. He lives in London with his wife and three young children. Website

Emigrants by James Evans — hope against hope (Financial Times, Mathew Lyons)

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May 27, 2018 10:00 am May 27, 2018 10:00 am Europe/London Emigrants – with James Evans Writers' Centre Norwich –

During the course of the seventeenth century nearly 400,000 people left Britain for the Americas, most of them from England. Crossing the Atlantic was a major undertaking, the voyage long and treacherous. There was little hope of returning to see the friends and family who stayed behind. Why did so many go? Complete with God, […]

Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich
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