Uncrowned Queen - The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch. A talk by Dr Nicola Tallis

Uncrowned Queen - The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch. A talk by Dr Nicola Tallis

Saturday 25 January, 2pm - 3.30pm
  • Dr Nicola Tallis will reveal the life of an extraordinarily ambitious and devoted woman who risked everything to ultimately found 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.
  • Dr Nicola Tallis is a British historian who has worked as a curator, researcher and lecturer. Author of previous books: 'Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey' and 'Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester', Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Matriarch is her latest publication. Graduating from Bath Spa University with a first class History degree, she completed a MA in Public History at Royal Holloway College, University of London and has a PhD from the University of Winchester. She has previously lectured at the University of Winchester and worked with Historic Royal Palaces and the National Trust.
  • Tickets: £6. In partnership with Friends of Woking Palace.
  • Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
  • Please book a place online, in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.
When
25 Jan 2020 at 2:00pm
until 25 Jan 2020 at 3:30pm
Where
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
Woking
GU21 6ND

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