The curious story of Peter The Wild Boy

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The curious story of Peter The Wild Boy

24 September 2017


Date: Sunday 24 September 2017

Time: 2pm

Location/venue: Stamford Arts Centre Theatre

Tickets: £4.50

Royal Historian and author Catherine Curzon.

In 1725, hunters led by King George I captured a feral child in the forests of Germany and took him home as a pet. Nicknamed ‘Peter the wild boy’ the little boy became a novelty at court and was brought to England to entertain and amuse the royals. Living in palaces, adored by princesses and heralded as a celebrity, Peter was a curiosity to thrill seekers and scholars alike. Yet when the glamour faded, what became of Peter the wild boy and, more to the point, where did he come from?

About the speaker

Catherine Curzon is a royal historian who writes on all matters 18th century at www.madamegilflurt.com. Her work has been featured on HistoryExtra.com, the official website of BBC History Magazine and in Explore History, All About History, History of Royals and Jane Austen’s Regency World. She has provided additional research for An Evening with Jane Austen at the V&A Museum and spoken at venues including the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, Lichfield Guildhall and Dr Johnson’s House.

Her books, Life in the Georgian Court, and The Crown Spire, are available now.

Book Tickets

Contacts

Stamford Georgian Festvial

01780 763203

boxoffice@stamfordartscentre.com

Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's Street, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2DL

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The Stamford Georgian Festival is core funded and organised by South Kesteven District Council