Full Price: £12
Join British Author and public historian Alison Weir as she delves into the life and loves of Elizabeth I, Queen of England from from 1558 to 1603. One of the most famous flirts in history – men were attracted to her like moths to a flame, not only because of who she was, but also because of her undoubted personal charisma. Yet Elizabeth I was celebrated in her own time, and is remembered today, as the Virgin Queen, an image she consciously promoted. She was one of the greatest rulers that England has ever had, and certainly one of the best loved. She deliberately set out to court the goodwill and affection of her subjects, asserting that she was the careful mother of her people. Despite all the vicissitudes of fortune, she retained their good opinions, and at the end of her reign was able to say to Parliament, ‘Though God hath raised me high, this I account the glory of my crown, that I have reigned with your loves.’ Alison Weir has studied Elizabeth I for many decades, and her talk offers intriguing insights into her life, throwing light on her views about her parents, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and her attitudes towards marriage and men.
Alison will join us for a book signing after the talk with Corsham Bookshop providing copies of her works for sale.