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Winchcombe’s Sudeley Castle will be hosting a one-off talk with the biggest-selling female historian in the UK, Alison Weir, as part of its Queen Katherine Parr Quincentenary Festival 2012.
In what’s expected to be one of the cultural highlights of the festival, the celebrated author will be discussing the portraits of the six wives of Henry VIII in the Banqueting Hall on Thursday 10 May 2012.
Weir has written several fiction and non-fiction historical books centring on British royalty, including The Six Wives of Henry VIII, which is not only an account of the monarch’s famous marriages, but also a description of notable European events during the 16th century.
Her illustrated talk about the six wives promises to reveal the results of research undertaken over more than four decades, and she hopes to enlighten visitors by discussing the nature of Tudor portraiture, the evidence for identifying and the controversies surrounding them.
The anticipated finale of the talk will see Weir unveil a previously unknown portrait of Katherine Parr herself, giving local history buffs something to talk about for years to come, no doubt.
Please note this event is now sold out.
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