Katheryn Howard, the Tainted Queen with Alison Weir

Update 14 December: In line with government guidance, the Tower of London will be closed from 16 December.

When

Postponed - Dates still to come


Ticketing information

Price: £22.50, including refreshments

Please note, this event has been postponed. New date to be announced soon.

We will be in touch with all those who have already booked tickets with further information. 

 


Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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.

The Pond Gardens, looking north. Summer bedding is displayed in the flower beds.
Things to see

Discover the sunken gardens created for Henry VIII and transformed by Mary II.

Weekends only

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens without the usual crowds.

Weekends only

Hampton Court Palace

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Things to see

Wander through this treasure of the Hampton Court Gardens, which was once Charles II's formal pleasure garden and is now a wild meadow.

Weekends only

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Henry VIII pewter tankard

Henry VIII pewter tankard

Made from Sheffield pewter, this polished pint tankard features Henry VIII on one side and a brief history of Hampton Court Palace on the other.

£40.00

This red crown tree decoration has been blown by mouth from glass and is beautifully hand decorated with a thin layer of silver plate added to the inside.

Red crown glass tree decoration

Crowns and coronets are symbolic of royalty and this red crown decoration is the perfect way to remember your visit to the palace.

£14.99

White Tower luxury embroidered hanging decoration features the iconic White Tower with a silhouetted Tower raven perching at the top of the Tower.

White Tower luxury embroidered hanging decoration

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.

£10.99