Thursday 17th November 2016 at 7.00pm. Come and join us for an interesting talk in our Travellers’ Tales series Like a Tramp, Like a Pilgrim: On foot across Europe to Rome by Harry Bucknall
Watching in disbelief as his computer was struck by lightning in 2007, Harry Bucknall had no idea that the subsequent trail of events would lead him to Rome – five years later, on foot.
Following the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim path that dates back nearly two thousand years, Harry walks through England, France, Switzerland and Italy on a historical backcloth that is liberally coloured with tales of angels and saints, emperors and kings and war and revolution. He uncovers a little known route that leads him through villages, towns and cities over rivers and mountains across Europe to the heart of the Eternal City, Saint Peter’s Basilica.
Like a Tramp, Like a Pilgrim is a joyous journey of Elizabethan proportion filled with anecdote, adventure and mishap as Harry observes the changing landscape around him, the people he meets, the places he stays and his assorted fellow pilgrims along the way.
Copies of Like a Tramp, Like a Pilgrim (published by Bloomsbury) will be available to buy on the night at the Museum. Harry will be pleased to sign copies.
Thursday 17th November 2016 at 7.00pm (The Museum doors open at 6.30pm). The talk is FREE although a donation of £3 is encouraged to cover costs.