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Nicola Tallis Talk -The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch

Sunday 10th November, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Nicola Tallis Talk -The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch

Historian and writer Nicola Tallis presents her views on the incredible life and achievements of Margaret Beaufort, who was instrumental in her son’s road to the throne of England.

The first comprehensive biography in three decades on Margaret Beaufort, the mother of the Tudor Dynasty.

During the bloody and uncertain days of the Wars of the Roses, Margaret Beaufort was married to the half brother of the Lancastrian king Henry VI. A year later she endured a traumatic birth that brought her and her son close to death. She was just thirteen years old.

As the battle for royal supremacy raged between the houses of Lancaster and York, Margaret, who was descended from Edward III and thus a critical threat, was forced to give up her son – she would be separated from him for fourteen years. But few could match Margaret for her boundless determination and steely courage. Surrounded by
enemies and conspiracies in the enemy Yorkist court, Margaret remained steadfast, only just escaping the headman’s axes as she plotted to overthrow Richard III in her efforts to secure her son the throne.

Against all odds, in 1485 Henry Tudor was victorious on the battlefield at Bosworth.  Through Margaret’s royal blood Henry was crowned Henry VII, King of England, and Margaret became the most powerful woman in England – Queen in all but name. Nicola Tallis’s gripping account of Margaret’s life, one that saw the final passing of the Middle Ages, is a true thriller, revealing the life of an extraordinarily ambitious

  2.30pm  Tickets are £6.  Please book in advance on 01455290429 or on online here.

 

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