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Join the bestselling author and historian Alison Weir in the Great Hall at Hampton Court for a talk about Henry VIII's tragic queen, Jane Seymour.
It was just eleven days after Anne Boleyn was put to death that Jane was married to the king, and she must have been frightfully aware that her fate was tied to her bearing him a son.
Alison Weir will draw one some exciting new research for her portrayal of Jane, casting some fresh light on our perceptions of her. She was a young woman of uncommon courage and compassion, and driven by the strength of her faith, and a belief that she might do some good in a wicked world.
Alison Weir is the author of historical biographies including Elizabeth of York, The Lady in the Tower, Henry VIII and The Six Wives of Henry VIII, plus many popular historical novels such as Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, A Dangerous Inheritance and Innocent Traitor.
Craig’s review of Hampton Court Palace – “If you grew up within ten miles of Hampton Court Palace then this place was your educational day out. This is how they'd teach you some British history. They'd cram fifty kids into a big bus and then make you troop around the grounds for two hours counting up the Tudor chimneys (because every single chimney is different, you see -- and if you came here ten thousand ti… continued”
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