Helen Castor

Helen Castor

Dr Helen Castor is a Medieval and Tudor historian and a Bye-Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. She is the author of Blood & Roses (2004), She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth (2010), and Joan of Arc: A History, which won the Franco-British Society Book Prize in 2014. She has presented a range of history programmes for BBC radio and television, including Joan of Arc: God’s Warrior for BBC Two in 2015, and her most recent book is Elizabeth I: A Study in Insecurity (Penguin Monarchs Series, 2018).

You can find Helen on Twitter @hrcastor

The Real Joan of Arc

Saturday, 21st March 16.00 - 17.00


Historian Helen Castor takes us back to 15th Century France and tells us the story of the real girl from Domremy.

Helen sets out Joan's life in the context of the religious and political conflicts of the period, before her story is coloured by the legend that she becomes, and provides the finest and most comprehensive portrait of the remarkable Joan of Arc.