The Work of Giants | Writing a novel set in Londinium, 500AD

'The Work of Giants': Rebecca Stott talks about writing a novel set in the ruined city of Londinium, 500AD

Novelist and historian Rebecca Stott, winner of the Costa Prize for Biography 2017 for her memoir In the Days of Rain, talks about writing her latest novel set in the sixth century in the ruined city of Londinium. She will discuss some of the challenges of recreating a world in this darkest of dark corners of the so-called Dark Ages, and how she used the Billingsgate Bathhouse and some of the finds from the site such as mysterious Saxon brooch, to conjure her story.

The talk will be available to view from Saturday 18 July at 11am.


Image of Anglo-Saxon brooch © Museum of London