Queen's Park Book Festival

Caroline Lucas: How to Reclaim Our National Story


The idea of England is a potent force in our culture and politics. In Another England the former Green Party leader Caroline Lucas suggests that this idea has been co-opted by cheerleaders for Brexit, exceptionalism and imperial nostalgia. But there are many other stories of Englishnessamong them those of the Chartists, the Diggers and the Suffragettesthat are as important as those of Nelson and Churchill. Caroline delineates an alternative Englishness, one that we can all embrace to build a greener, fairer future. She will be in conversation with author, activist and Queens Park resident Melissa Benn.