A talk by Alison Weir: ‘Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession’

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A richly illustrated talk by bestselling historian and novelist, Alison Weir.

Historian and novelist, Alison Weir, will shed light on the relationship between Katharine of Aragon and her former lady in waiting and rival for the King’s affection, Anne Boleyn. Fresh from the sophisticated palaces of Burgundy and France, Anne draws the attention at the English court and embraces the play of courtly love. But when the King commands, nothing is ever a game. She has a spirit worthy of a crown – and a crown is what she seeks. And so she embarks on her perilous course, which will plunge a kingdom into turmoil.

Alison Weir weaves new research and theories into the dark, powerful tale of Henry VIII’s second wife – a woman ahead of her time, who dared to question traditional concepts of femininity, and whose ambition drove her to gamble with the fickle nature of a dangerous king.

There will be a book stall and at the end of the evening and Alison will be signing copies of her novel Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession, which is launched in paperback on 11th January 2018. The first book of the same series, Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen, will also be on sale. Alison launched this volume at Peterborough Cathedral in May 2016.

Pottage & Ale

There will be a Tudor-style Pottage & Ale Supper, at 6.00pm in the medieval Knights’ Chamber, finishing in time for the lecture. If you are booking for the Supper, your ticket for the talk is included in the price. Follow this link for more details: Pottage & Ale Supper.

Tickets for the talk

£12 adults, £10 under 16s (including wine/soft drink. Unreserved seating). Book:

Thanks to Alison Weir’s generosity, all the proceeds from her talk go to support Peterborough Cathedral.

This event is part of the Katharine of Aragon Festival 2018


Past Event

A talk by Alison Weir: ‘Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession’

Fri 26 January 2018


Ends: Fri 26 January

Peterborough Cathedral


£12 adults, £10 under 16s

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