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Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen
January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm£8
A Southwark Cathedral talk by historian Alison Weir
It is just ten days since the death of the King’s previous wife: it is Jane’s wedding day, and she knows she must bear a son or face the consequences. She is haunted by the fate of her predecessor.
Jane loves the old faith, but she lives in an England in the throes of a religious revolution, where those who speak out risk death.
And now rebellion and plague have broken out.
How is she to survive in this terrifying world?
Alison Weir shows Jane Seymour, the third of Henry’s Queens, treading her perilous path to triumph and tragedy. A young woman of courage and compassion, coming from a family tainted by scandal. All will be well if she can give the King what he wants.
Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian (and the fifth best-selling historian overall) in the United Kingdom, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. She has published seventeen history books, including The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Princes in the Tower, Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Katherine Swynford, The Lady in the Tower and Elizabeth of York. Alison has also published five historical novels, including Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth. Her latest biography is The Lost Tudor Princess, about Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. She is soon to publish Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, the first in a series of novels about the wives of Henry VIII. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces, and is married with two adult children.
In the Library, Southwark Cathedral, London SE1 9DA