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Citizen of London: Richard Whittington

30 September 2023, 2.00pm

'Citizen of London' book cover
'Citizen of London' book cover
'Citizen of London' book cover
30 September 2023, 2.00pm

Citizen of London: Richard Whittington

Michael McCarthy explores the life of Richard ‘Dick’ Whittington, the famed medieval entrepreneur, social reformer and ‘influencer’ at court.
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When a young Richard Whittington arrived in medieval London, he never imagined the impact he would have on the city. He consistently weathered the storm of plagues, wars, and political and social unrest, and found a way to rise and thrive in a chaotic world.

Whittington was a leading figure in London’s development. He was instrumental in rooting out corruption, pushing forward social and civic reforms. He was four times Lord Mayor of London, a member of parliament and a Sheriff of London.

In conversation with John Campbell, Michael McCarthy will examine the extraordinary life of Dick Whittington and chart his rise from humble beginnings to a now legendary historical figure and star of pantomimes across the world.

About the speakers

Michael McCarthy lectured in Politics before a career in development and consultancy in rural and heritage regeneration. His books include Campaigning for the Poor, The New Politics of Welfare and A History of Their Making.

John Campbell OBE is the co-founder and chair of Campbell Lutyens, an international private equity and infrastructure advisory house. He is the author of Haldane: The Forgotten Statesman Who Shaped Modern Britain.

Michael McCarthy
Michael McCarthy
John Campbell
John Campbell

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30 September 2023
2.00pm - 3.00pm
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