top of page

Thu, Aug 31

|

The Bookshop, East Grinstead

An evening with Alison Weir

Medieval queens were seen as mere dynastic trophies, yet many of the Plantagenet queens dramatically broke away from the restrictions imposed on their sex to lead their own lives. Alison Weir uses the lives of five extraordinary women to tell the history of the High Middle Ages.

Registration is closed
See other events
An evening with Alison Weir
An evening with Alison Weir

Time & Location

Aug 31, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Bookshop, East Grinstead, 22 High St, East Grinstead RH19 3AW, UK

Guests

About the event

From one of Britain's best selling historians, a sweeping and  magisterial history of the extraordinary lives of five queens in  England's turbulent Age of Chivalry Medieval queens were seen  as mere dynastic trophies, yet many of the Plantagenet queens of the  High Middle Ages dramatically broke away from the restrictions imposed  on their sex, as Alison Weir shows in this gripping group biography of  England's fourteenth-century consorts. Using personal letters and  wonderfully vivid sources, Alison Weir evokes the lives of five  remarkable queens: Marguerite of France, Isabella of France, Philippa of  Hainault, Anne of Bohemia and Isabella of Valois. The turbulent,  brutal Age of Chivalry witnessed the Black Death, the Peasants' Revolt,  the Hundred Years War against France and savage baronial wars against  the monarchy in which these queens were passionately involved. Queens of the Age of Chivalry brilliantly recreates this truly dramatic period of history through the lives of five extraordinary women.

Tickets

  • An evening with Alison Weir

    An evening in The Bookshop

    £15.00
    Sold Out

This event is sold out

Share this event

bottom of page