Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession

Tuesday 16 May 2017

The talk

An extraordinary young woman, who changed the course of history.
Fresh from the sophisticated palaces of Burgundy and France, Anne draws attention at the English court, embracing the play of courtly love. But when the King commands, nothing is ever a game. She has a spirit worthy of a crown – and a crown is what she seeks.  And so she embarks on her perilous course, which will plunge a kingdom into turmoil.
Alison Weir weaves new research into the dark, powerful tale of Henry VIII’s second wife – a woman ahead of her time, who dared to question traditional concepts of femininity, and whose ambition drove her to gamble with the fickle nature of a dangerous king.

The speaker

Author picture: Alison Weir

Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian in the United Kingdom, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. She has published seventeen history books, including Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Lady in the Tower and Elizabeth of York, and five historical novels. Her latest biography is The Lost Tudor Princess, and her latest novel is Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, the first in a series of novels about the wives of Henry VIII.

For further information, please visit Alison’s websites at www.alisonweir.org.uk and www.alisonweirtours.com.

Participant information

Upon arrival please come to the main museum entrance, where you will be directed to the talk location.

Book signings will take place at the end of the talk

Talks start at 6.30pm, last for about 1-1½ hours. There will be tea, coffee & cake available between 6.00pm-6.30pm. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.

Fee

£14 per person, £10 for Museum Members, £5 for Weald & Downland Museum volunteers.

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Booking

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