Alison Weir: A Dangerous Inheritance

Alison's talk will be largely factual. She will also discuss the writing of historical fiction, and how historical sources can be used to create a novel like this.

Date

Wed, 22 Aug 2012
19:00 to 20:30

Cost

£5.00

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The Tower of London, 1562. Elizabeth I sits insecurely on the English throne. Her cousin, Lady Katherine Grey, has just been arrested. She has dared to marry her lover secretly and produce a child who might live to challenge Elizabeth’s title. Eighty years earlier, Kate Plantagenet, bastard daughter of Richard III, hears terrible rumours that her father has had his nephews, the two Princes in the Tower murdered. She cannot believe it of him, and desperately tries to discover the truth. But it is Katherine Grey who learns what happened to the Princes, before she endures her own tragic fate. Alison's talk will be largely factual. She will also discuss the writing of historical fiction, and how historical sources can be used to create a novel like this.

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Location

York Explore

Library Square,
Museum Street,
York, YO1 7DS

www.york.gov.uk/leisure/Libraries/Library_facilities/exploreyork

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Alison Weir

Alison Weir is the biggest-selling female historian in the UK since records began in 1997.