Lecture: Queens of the Conquest: England’s Medieval Queens

22 February 2018, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Historian Alison Weir tells the story of five Norman queens, from Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in his invasion of England in 1066, to the turbulent Empress Maud, who fought a bitter war with her cousin King Stephen and founded the Plantagenet dynasty as the mother of Henry II, painting a rich portrait of England in the century after the Conquest.

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 six historical novels. Her latest biography is Queens of the Conquest, and her series of novels about the wives of Henry VIII which so far comprises Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen (2016) and Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession (2017), continues in 2018 with Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen.

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