Historic Talk: Katheryn Howard - The Tainted Queen by Alison Weir

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  • Date and time

    Thursday 18 June 2020 19:00 - 20:30
  • Price

    £12 plus booking fee
  • Location

    Bramall Hall, Bramhall Park, Stockport, SK7 3NX
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Bramall Hall presents a fascinating talk by top selling female historian Alison Weir about Katheryn Howard, the 5th Henry VIII's Queens.

A naive girl, thrust forward by her ambitious family. A pretty girl, who has captured the heart of a King. She sings, she dances, she delights in the pleasures of being Queen. The King tells the world she is a rose without a thorn. He extols her beauty and her virtue. But Katheryn has a past which Henry knows nothing, even as she courts danger yet again.

Katheryn Howard - The Tainted Queen will be the fifth in the Six Tudor Queens series which was launched in 2016 to great acclaim. The first four books in the series - Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen and Anne of Kleve: The Secret Queen were all Sunday Times bestsellers.

Rich in detailed research, Alison's engaging prose has captured the interest and imagination of countless people, instilling a love of history that has influenced the career paths of historians, historical novelists and teachers, while also greatly increasing knowledge of medieval and Tudor English history among people throughout the world. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an honorary life patron of Historic Royal Palaces.

Doors open at 6.30pm and the talk starts at 7pm. There will be a Q and A and 7.45pm, followed by a book signing.

Copies of Katheryn Howard - The Tainted Queen will be available for sale.