Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Queens' Lovers at the British Library with Kate Williams and Rebecca Rideal


"Enjoy an evening of Tudor gossip, scandal and heartbreak as Professor Kate Williams and Rebecca Rideal discuss the many loves, trysts, liaisons and favourites of Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.

This event takes place in the British Library Theatre and will be simultaneously live-streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up.  In-person ticket bookers will also be sent a bonus link to the online event. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

The online version of this event will be live captioned.

From Mary’s doomed marriage to Lord Darnley to Elizabeth’s romance with Robert Dudley – we explore how stories of the queens’ lovers fed into the politics of the time and, for better or worse, came to define both Queens.

Kate Williams is an author, social historian and broadcaster. She is a Professor of History and appears regularly on television – including as the in-house historian and royal expert for CNN.

She has written five historical biographies and a series of historical novels. Rival Queens: The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots, her take on the relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, was published in 2018.

Rebecca Rideal is a historian, TV & podcast producer and the author of 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire and the forthcoming God’s Throne: The Rise, Fall and Revolution of the Stuarts, 1603–1714. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the founder and director of history festival HistFest.

If you’re attending in person, please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time of this event. We are committed to the safety of our event bookers. Find out how we are welcoming you to the Library safely."

The event will take place on February 10, 2022, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m  (London time.)

Click on the link to find out how to attend, in person or online.

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