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Sarah Gristwood | The Tudors in Love

Thursday 28th October, 7-8pm BST

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The code of courtly love dominated aristocratic Europe for centuries, and still affects our thinking today. It coloured the attitudes of the Tudors – explains some of the enduring puzzles about our most famous royal family. Henry VII seized on the Arthurian legends to give credibility to his fragile new dynasty; Henry VIII used the courtly creed to sanction his notorious marital history. And it allowed Elizabeth I to figure herself as a goddess to her courtiers - made possible her controversial female monarchy.

As always, you will be able to submit your questions for Sarah Gristwood throughout the presentation, to be answered in the live Q&A at the end of the talk.

Sarah Gristwood is the author of four previous books of fifteenth and sixteenth-century history; most recently Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe, and Blood Sisters: the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses. Arbella: England’s Lost Queen and Elizabeth and Leicester both featured on the bestseller lists; and Sarah also broadcasts regularly for the BBC, Sky, CNN and Channel 5, contributing to documentary series such as Royal House of Windsor and Secrets of the National Trust.