A naive girl, thrust forward by her ambitious family. A pretty girl, who has captured the heart of a King. She sings, she dances, she delights in the pleasures of being Queen. The King tells the world she is a rose without a thorn. He extols her beauty and her virtue. But Katheryn has a past of which Henry knows nothing. It comes back increasingly to haunt her, even as she courts danger yet again. Weir relates one of the saddest chapters in English history. Those who gather roses should beware the thorns.
Join Alison Weir at this member-only event as she discusses her latest novel, Katheryn Howard, the Tainted Queen.
Immerse yourself in Tudor history as we reunite stunning works of art, gold, weapons, manuscripts and clothing from the Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII's legendary encounter with his great rival François I of France.
20 May - 05 September 2021
Hampton Court Palace
Included in palace admission (members go free)
This sparkling silver luxury White Tower hanging decoration is hand embroidered using the same metal thread work techniques used to sew royal dresses and finery in centuries past.