Nicola's latest book, Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester, will be published on 2 November and we're lucky to have her speak to members just a few days after at Hampton Court Palace.
Lettice Knollys was cousin to Elizabeth I and grandniece to Anne Boleyn but her life would be one of dizzying highs and lows. Lettice was caught in a love triangle with Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I, banished from court, embroiled in treason, losing a husband to the executioner's axe and further husbands and children to war and sickness.
Lettice's story offers an extraordinary and intimate perspective on the history of the period.
Wander up the King's Staircase at Kensington Palace - the opulent entrance to the King's State Apartments, lavishly decorated by William Kent.
Marvel at the magnificent vaulted ceiling and attend a service in The Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace. The church has been in use for nearly 500 years.
Join an expert warden on one of our White Tower tours. Explore the beautiful Chapel of St John the Evangelist and hear tales of famous old residents at the Tower.
from 10.45, 12.45 and 14.15