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This talk will consider what life was like for the women who attended and served at the Tudor court. It will explore the various roles that women fulfilled and how they were able to exploit these for political, as well as financial gain. In so doing, it will introduce a dazzling cast of characters: from Anne Boleyn’s infamous sister-in-law, Lady Rochford to Mary I’s cherished attendant, Jane Fool, and from loyal servants such Elizabeth I’s childhood nurse, Blanche Parry, to the so-called ‘flouting wenches’ such as Lettice Knollys and Bess Throckmorton who seduced her closest favourites.

The lecture will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A where you will get the chance to put your questions to Tracy.

To order copies of Tracy's books, with a signed book plate, please visit Fox Lane Books-
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 · 7:00 PM BST
Immediate Media
Tracy Borman
Tracy Borman is a best-selling author and historian, specialising in the Tudor period. Her books include Elizabeth’s Women, which was Book of the Week on Radio 4, Thomas Cromwell: the untold story of Henry VIII’s most faithful servant, which was a Sunday Times bestseller, The Private Lives of the Tudors and most recently Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him. Her debut novel, The King’s Witch, was published in 2018 and the final book in the trilogy, The Fallen, was published in 2020.

Tracy has presented a number of history programmes for Channel 5, Yesterday TV and the Smithsonian Channel, including The Fall of Anne Boleyn, Inside the Tower of London and Henry VIII and the King’s Men. She is a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine and gives talks on her books across the country and abroad. She works part-time as joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and as Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust.
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