Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 7.30 p.m. Knaresborough Historical Society has kindly invited me to give a talk on Eugene Aram at King James's School. Aram was a schoolteacher and linguistic scholar acclaimed for his insistence that Celtic was an important foundation of the English language. He was tried and hanged in York, in 1759, for the murder of Daniel Clark, a young Knaresborough shoemaker.
Thursday, 15 August 2019, 7 p.m. During Knaresborough's Festival Week I will be again talking about Mr Aram at the town's Library. Aram taught school in the town from 1734 until circa 1744.
Thursday, 5 September 2019, 7.30 p.m. I will be giving my talk Step after Step―A Conspiracy to Murder at Ripon Library during the Ripon Festival. My notorious murderer, Aram, spent much of his childhood in the family cottage at Bondgate in Ripon.
I have been invited to give a talk on The Falcon with a Virgin's Face at Grassington Festival 2020. Date to be arranged.
'You once told me peregrines mate for life.’