What Was the Name of Dick Whittington's Cat? Fact and Fiction about this Famous Feline

Code: LH51504

Dates: October 27, 2023

Meets: 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM

Sessions: 1

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $39.00

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2023 marks the 600th anniversary of the death of Dick Whittingon, who became Lord Mayor of London in 1397, after his alleged rags-to-riches story. His cat's mousing ability supposedly led to his prosperity. But is this fact or fiction, legit or legend and is the cat's role plausible or just a fanciful fish story?
Fee: $39.00
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Roslyn Blyn LaDrew

Dr. Roslyn Blyn-LaDrew received her Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. in Celtic Languages and Literature at Harvard University, with study abroad in Ireland (Co. Donegal), Scotland (Stornoway, Isle of Lewis), and Wales (Aberystwyth). She was a columnist for the Irish Edition newspaper for about 25 years, until the paper's final issue. She currently teaches Irish (Gaeilge) at the University of Pennsylvania and also teaches Irish and Welsh online. She is also a musician, singing and playing the fiddle with the group Roz an' the Beaux.



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