Dr Gareth Williams (Curator of early medieval coinage at the British Museum) studied history at the universities of St Andrews and Bergen. He specialises in the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, with a particular emphasis on how coinage can be combined with other archaeological and historical sources for the study of the period. He has published extensively in this field and won the Lhotka Memorial Prize of the Royal Numismatic Society. Since marrying Lesley Smith the curator of Tutbury Castle he has taken a much broader view on history, and accompanies Lesley, also being involved in some of her presentations.

Dr Williams is also Director of Research at Tutbury Castle, and has headed a research project on the Castle and the surrounding area resulting in exhibitions at the Castle and the British Museum. Current projects include a book on Viking warfare and a major research project on the Vale of York Viking Hoard.

Dr Williams is telling the story of Richard III before the battle of Bosworth by way of re-enactment. He tells history in a way you have never seen before and if we had all been taught this way we would be historians.

To book tickets or to find out more please contact: sue.pennell@btinternet.com

This event is being held to support the work of the Lincoln Cathedral Music Fund (Reg Charity No 1033089) whose aim is to help fund the music of the Cathedral.