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Henry VIII: The Heart and the Crown

28 September 2023, 5.00pm

'Henry VIII: The Heart and the Crown' book cover
'Henry VIII: The Heart and the Crown' book cover
'Henry VIII: The Heart and the Crown' book cover
28 September 2023, 5.00pm

Henry VIII: The Heart and the Crown

Join Alison Weir for an enthralling retelling of the life of Henry VIII, written from his own perspective.
 £15.00 (Concessions: £13.00)

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About the event

Most fictionalised accounts of Britain’s infamous Henry VIII show the monarch from the perspective of those around him. At times, he was presented as a golden prince. By those he ruled, he was often seen as a larger-than-life tyrant obsessed with power and legacy.

Alison Weir shares what it was like to write the story of England’s most famous king from his own viewpoint. Moving away from the often-portrayed caricature to a more balanced understanding, she charts the journey of a young boy who was never meant to rule, as he becomes the ruthless dictator history loves to hate.

About the speaker

Alison Weir is a bestselling historical novelist of Tudor fiction, and a leading female historian. She has published more than 30 books, including many works of non-fiction, and has sold over three million copies worldwide.

Her novels include the Tudor Rose trilogy and the highly acclaimed Six Tudor Queens series about the wives of Henry VIII, all of which were Sunday Times bestsellers.

Alison Weir
Alison Weir

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28 September 2023
5.00pm - 6.00pm
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Royal Hospital Chelsea (State Apartments)
Royal Hospital Road
London, SW3 4SR United Kingdom