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Southwark Cathedral: Mary I: Queen of Sorrows - A Talk by Alison Weir


Sunday Times bestselling novelist Alison Weir returns to Southwark Cathedral with the spellbinding story of Mary I.

"Adored only child of King Henry VIII and his first wife Katherine of Aragon, young Princess Mary grows up as the sole heiress to the English throne. But her father wants a son, and soon Mary’s world begins to fall apart. With her parents' marriage – and England/the kingdom – in crisis, Mary is banished from the court and kept apart from the mother she adores. The King promises to restore his daughter to favour, but first Mary must do something for which she will never forgive herself.

She seeks solace in her faith. But when her brother Edward VI dies, she finds herself fighting for the crown – and for her life. Emerging triumphant, all seems fair for the reign of Queen Mary. And then, very quickly, things began to go badly wrong..."

Alison Weir’s new Tudor novel tells a tale of drama and tragedy...

This event will take place in the Cathedral nave and is in-person only.


Southwark Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral London SE1 9DA


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