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
Tickets are available to purchase over the telephone 01455 290429 or in person from the Ticket Office on a first come first served basis (Open 7 days a week from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm).
Author Talk tickets can only be purchased in conjunction with a Bosworth Medieval Festival ticket.
Alison Weir Talk: Katheryn Howard – The Tainted Queen SOLD OUT
Friday 2nd October, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Alison Weir in the beautiful surroundings of The Tithe Barn at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre for this talk about book five “Katheryn Howard – The Tainted Queen” in the Six Tudor Queens series.
Sunday Guided Walks in October
Sunday 11th October to Sunday 25th October, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday Guided Walks will resume on 11th October: 11.35 am to 1.05 pm & 2.05 pm to 3.35 pm Prebooking required
“In the Footsteps of Richard III” Guided Walk
Saturday 17th October, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Visit the sites King Richard III stayed and prayed in that fateful August in 1485 This enjoyable walk is 3 hours in duration (approx 6 Km) with one of our experienced guides
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