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Alison Weir

  • Town Hall Aylsham (map)

We are delighted to be welcoming back to Aylsham the marvelous Alison Weir, who gave a superb talk last year about our local heroine Anne Boleyn. This year Alison will be talking abut her new book which will be hot off the press at the time of the event. Don't miss this chance to hear her discuss another fascinating part of our history...

Queens of the Conquest

The story of England’s medieval queens is vivid and stirring, packed with tragedy, high drama and even comedy. It is a chronicle of love, murder, war and betrayal, filled with passion, intrigue and sorrow, peopled by a cast of heroines, villains, stateswomen and lovers. In the first volume of this epic new series, Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England’s queens in the century after the Norman Conquest. Beginning with Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in his invasion of England in 1066, and culminating in the turbulent life of the Empress Maud, who claimed to be queen of England in her own right and fought a bitter war to that end, the five Norman queens emerge as hugely influential figures and fascinating characters. Much more than a series of individual biographies, Queens of the Conquest is a seamless tale of interconnected lives and a rich portrait of English history in a time of flux. In Alison Weir’s hands these five extraordinary women reclaim their rightful roles at the centre of English history.

September 21st - 6.30pm doors - 7.00pm talk

Tickets are £6 from The Book Hive, by phone on 01603219268 or in our online shop here.

Earlier Event: December 1
Carol Ann Duffy
Later Event: September 29
Patrick Barkham