Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets


Alison Weir


Time and Date: Saturday 13 April 11:30 - 12:30

Ticket price: £10

Location: Old Sessions House, Michael Berry Lecture Theatre OG46

Biographical note

Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian in the United Kingdom, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. She has published eighteen history books, including Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Lady in the Tower and Elizabeth of York, and seven historical novels. Her latest biography is Queens of the Conquest, and her latest novel is Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen, the third in her Six Tudor Queens series.

Event Details

Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets

She is a German princess. A king has fallen in love with her portrait. She has none of the accomplishments he admires in women – and she lives with a guilty secret. Anna awaits her bridegroom. She prays that she will please him. She knows she is no beauty… It is the most disastrous of beginnings. On her wedding night, she is tense with fear. If she does not please the King, will it be divorce – or the headsman’s sword? ANNA OF KLEVE – the fourth of Henry VIII’s queens.

Alison Weir recounts the history behind the fiction, and reveals a charming, spirited woman loved by all who knew her – and even, ultimately, by the King who rejected her. But her story does not end there.


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