The Magic Garden is now closed for winter and will re-open in Spring 2018.
by Melita Thomas
Mary Tudor, the daughter of Henry VIII and his first wife, Katharine of Aragon, is one of England’s most controversial monarchs. Decried for years as ‘Bloody Mary’, academics are looking afresh at her achievements as the first English queen-regnant, as well as the failures.
But Mary, like us all, was influenced by her upbringing and her relationship with her parents. In ‘The King’s Pearl: Henry VIII and his daughter Mary’, Melita Thomas explores the father-daughter dynamic, from its early happy affection, through the dark days of the annulment, to the relative calm of Henry’s last years. Mary emerges as a more interesting, and more complex personality than you may expect.
Please note: Tickets for this event go on sale on 20 November at 9:00am
Get Christmas off to a traditional start by singing carols through some of the palace courtyards.
16-17 December and 21-23 December 2017
1 hour, starting at 18:00 or 20:00
Come and hear original Christmas music from Tudor to Victorian eras performed by leading specialists
16 December - 17 December 2017