New Generation Thinkers: Sarah Peverley

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Dr Sarah Peverley of the University of Liverpool has long been captivated by John Hardyng, a soldier in King Henry V's army, and chronicler of 15th Century England.

After Henry V's successful campaign in France he sent Hardyng on a secret spy mission, to gauge the feasibility of a Scottish invasion to broaden the King's dominion. Henry's untimely death derailed his intentions, but Hardyng continued to pursue his objective - the destruction of the Scottish state. What motivated him?

This is one of a series of films made as part of New Generation Thinkers: each year producers from BBC Radio 3 and BBC Arts, together with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, select a group of young academics who have the potential to turn their ground breaking ideas into sensational broadcasting.

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