Best-selling historian and biographer Alison Weir discusses her most recent book Queens of the Conquest. In this talk Weir will share the dramatic story of five Norman queens, from Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in his invasion England, 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. The lives of these women were packed with incident - love, intrigue, betrayal, adultery, and warfare - but their stories have been largely obscured by centuries of myth and omission. Drawing from the most reliable contemporary sources, Weir will skilfully strip away centuries of romantic lore to share a balanced a fresh perspective and restore these women to their rightful place in history.
This talk forms part of the programme for HeForShe Arts Week run by UN Women, the United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. Alison Weir is one of Britain's top-selling historians. She is the author of numerous works of history and historical fiction, specialising in the medieval and Tudor periods. Her best-selling history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth of York and, most recently, The Lost Tudor Princess. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession.
Tickets £14.00 and £12.00 for concessions and Friends. The price includes wine reception and book signing. Alison's book will be available to purchase on the night.
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