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Events summer/autumn 2021

Wednesday 7 July, International Medieval Congress

5-9 July, University of Leeds (online)

‘The Fantasy of Courtly Love in the Self-Fashioning of the Tudor Queens’


Wednesday 15 September, Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester 

Gloucester History Festival 

The Tudors in Love


Thursday September 28, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

The Tudors in Love


Thursday October 7, Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick

Warwick Words

The Tudors in Love


Friday 15 October, Thame Literary Festival

Event with Alison Weir, chaired by Antonia Senior; 

‘Dangerous Liaisons: love and the Tudors’


Sunday 17 October, Cheltenham Literary Festival

Event with Alison Weir: ‘Katherine Parr, a heroine for our times?’ 


Saturday 6 November, Southwark Cathedral Library

A whole-day event with Alison Weir, Nicola Tallis, Siobhan Clarke and Melita Thomas

Game of Queens


Sunday 7 November, Bosworth Battlefield

The Tudors in Love


Monday November 22, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

London History Festival

The Tudors in Love



Saturday December 4, British Library Theatre


‘Dynasty: Mothers, sisters, allies and rivals’: event with Wanda Wyporska, Nathan Amin and Tracy Borman


Podcasts through which I have spoken about The Tudors in Love include HistoryExtra, Not Just the Tudors (History Hit), On the Tudor Trail, Inside Hever Castle, Aspects of History and medievalists.net.

The Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last