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The Lost Tudor Princess: Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

4th December 2015
Venue: Great Hall, New St, Oundle PE8 4GH
Time: 7.00 - 8.00

Acclaimed Historian, Alison Weir describes the life of The Lost Tudor Princess: Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox.

In an age when women were expected to stay out of the political arena, beautiful and tempestuous Lady Margaret Douglas was no less powerful and notorious than Anne Boleyn, Mary Queen of Scots or Elizabeth I—except that her power was covert and Machiavellian. She engaged in two illicit affairs, served five of her uncle King Henry VIII’s wives, and helped bring about one of the most notorious marriages of the 16th century—that of her son Lord Darnley to Mary, Queen of Scots.

Brave and defiant, she warred with two queens, Mary of Scotland and Elizabeth of England, and was instrumental in securing the Stuart succession to the throne of England for her grandson, James VI. Margaret’s tale spans five Tudor reigns, and is packed with intrigue, drama and tragedy. 

Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian in the United Kingdom, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. She has published seventeen history books, including The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Elizabeth the Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court and The Lady in the Tower. Alison has also published five historical novels. Her latest biography is The Lost Tudor Princess, about Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces.

Tickets £8 (£6), £1 off early bird tickets bought before 27th November, available from the Oundle Box Office, 4 New Street, Oundle.

Open hours: 10.00am – 1.00pm Mon to Fri Tel 01832 274734, online at www.oundlefestival.org.uk

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