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Writer of the month: Writing a history of one’s own times

Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, a Fellow of the British Academy and President of the Friends of The National Archives.

In 2010 Lord Hennessy was appointed an independent crossbench peer. His latest book is ‘Distilling the frenzy; writing the history of one’s own times’.

This talk was part of the Writer of the Month – a series of free talks, in which each month a high profile author shared their experiences of using original records in their writing.