Anne Boleyn – a scheming, ambitious strumpet, or the tragic and innocent victim of court politics and events? Can Anne Boleyn be regarded as one of the most highly-educated and forward-thinking of English queens, with a passion for the new learning and reform of the sixteenth century? Or was she only interested in having a good time and enjoying court life? In this talk, Valerie Shrimplin will examine controversial aspects of Anne’s life, from her early background and romance with King Henry VIII – to her role in the Reformation, and events leading to her trial and (spoiler alert!) execution in 1536.
Our 2024 programme will run through the Spring with in person talks including a social gathering before and afterwards. Details will appear here when dates are confiremd
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