Alison Weir – Katherine Swynford: John of Gaunt & his Scandalous Duchess
Saturday 18th August, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
She was beautiful and accomplished. The poet Geoffrey Chaucer was her brother-in-law. Five American presidents are descended from her. For twenty-five years she was the mistress of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, fourth son of Edward III. She bore him four children, from whom were descended the Royal Houses of York, Tudor, Stuart and every British sovereign since 1461. Katherine Swynford is of key dynastic importance in the history of the British monarchy. Was she a whore and a witch, as the chroniclers claimed? Did she deserve to be the object of such calumny? Alison Weir, Katherine’s biographer, presents a colourful medieval pageant that builds to a poignant yet triumphant conclusion.
Book signing: 2.15 pm to 2.30 pm.
Ticket Information:Tickets £10.00
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Author Talk tickets can only be purchased in conjunction with a Bosworth Medieval Festival ticket.
Festival of British Archaeology: Meet the Curator
Wednesday 25th July, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Talks at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Tom the Tale Teller
Thursday 2nd August, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Join Tom the Tale Teller and enter into new worlds of fantasy, fables and fiction.
take your imagination on a trip to distant lands and make memories you can really treasure.
The “What If” Debate
Saturday 18th August, 10:15 am - 10:45 am
A chance to join in the lively debate over how different our country might be now if Richard III had successfully defended his kingship at Bosworth.
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