Wicked Women live perfomance

Meet two Tudor prisoners of King Henry VIII

Meet two Tudor prisoners of King Henry VIII


  • Start date: 01 September 2018
  • End date: 19 October 2018
Daily performances - 11:30, 13:30 and 15:30 at the Salt Tower

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Will you help them escape?

Elizabeth Barton, the Holy Maid of Kent and Alice Wolfe, accused of Piracy, have been imprisoned at the Tower in 1533. If convicted, they face execution.

Listen to their stories and decide whether and how you could help them to escape.

What's the story behind this performance?

Turbulent Times in Tudor England. King Henry VIII has decided to divorce his Queen, Katherine of Aragon, and marry Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth Barton claims visions from God, threatening divine punishment. But to threaten the King and his new wife is treason, and soon she finds herself a prisoner in the Tower. Is everything as it seems? Is she being used by powerful enemies of the King?

Meanwhile (criminal) life goes on. Alice Wolfe and her husband John have been imprisoned for luring rich merchants onto their boat on the Thames, murdering them and stealing their money. Maybe the King will be lenient if Alice can uncover any incriminating evidence on the Holy Maid. Alice has other ideas and a plan for a daring escape is hatched.

The Wakefield Tower and the Bloody Tower Arches with visitors walking towards the Torture at the Tower exhibition.
Things to see

Prepare to be shocked by stories of the unfortunate prisoners who were tortured within the walls of the Tower of London.

Open daily

The Bloody Tower, looking north towards lattice windows. The windows are set in a white-painted brick alcove.

The Bloody Tower was built by King Henry III (1207-72) and was originally named the Garden Tower.
Things to see

Explore the most infamous prison at the Tower of London and learn about the intriguing stories that inspired its name.

Open daily

The Tower of London, looking north-west. Showing two female visitors using the digital audio guide tour devices.
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