The fabulously wealth Londonderry family had built their fortune on the backs of the Durham coalminers. Already unpopular due to the treatment of his workforce during the strikes of the 1920s, Lord Londonderry enjoyed a spectacular fall from grace in the late 1930s. Hos Lordship, his wife and his daughters made regular visits to Nazi Germany, dining with Hitler, staying with Goering and hosting the Nazi ambassador to Britain, Von Ribbentrop. Was Londonderry really a supporter of the Fuhrer? Or was he playing a dangerous game? Find out more in this fascinating talk which explores the links between this North East property magnate and industrialist and the Third Reich.Views: 65 | Enquiries: 0
** ONLINE/REMOTE TALKS AVAILABLE** ** TALKS AVAILABLE OUTSIDE NORTH EAST ENGLAND - ENQUIRE FOR RATES** I grew up in County Durham and have a lifelong passion for the people, places and history of North East England, as well as an obsession with the Second World War. After practicing as a lawyer for 25 years, in 2017 I published my first non-fiction book, The Horsekeeper's Daughter (Matador, 2017), which relates the true story of one of the hundreds of young women who left North East England to forge new lives in Australia via the Single Female Migrant's Scheme in the 1880s. Following the success of The Horsekeeper's Daughter, my second book "Above Us The Stars:10 Squadron Bomber Command - The Wireless Operator's Story" will be published in Summer 2020. From October 2020, I'll be studying for my Masters Degree in Second World War History. You can read about my books, my travels and my articles on North East History on my website at www.justcuriousjane.com - history and travel writing with a sense of humour!
I give talks and lectures on North East History to local and family history groups, Rotary Clubs, schools and colleges, book groups and Women's Institute Meetings.
I also lecture on writing and publishing for first-time authors.
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