The Red Countess vs the Glamour Boy

Monday 2 October
Castle Hill Baptist Church
10.30am

Warwick and Leamington’s Most Controversial Election

One hundred years ago, the eyes of Britain were fixed on Warwick as the most dramatic parliamentary election in a generation unfolded.

Local historian Aaron Manning brings to life the dramatic story of Warwick and Leamington’s parliamentary battle in the winter of 1923, when public crises and private dramas collided as the young and handsome Anthony Eden fought against the regal and scandalous Daisy, Countess of Warwick.

A cost-of-living crisis. The shadow of European war and global pandemic. House-building dividing communities. The Conservatives losing support, Labour on the rise, the Liberals resurgent. Far Left and Far Right propaganda everywhere. These challenges made the 1923 General Election all the more exciting – oh, and Anthony Eden and the Countess of Warwick were related!

Tickets £8.00
includes refreshments

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