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The Marriage Game, a talk by Alison Weir

We are excited to announce a new series of talks and events to take place at the Mary Rose Museum throughout 2014: ‘Uncovering the Tudors’. The first event will be a talk by renowned historian and novelist Alison Weir.


Alison Weir is one of Britain’s most famous historians. She has published 16 works of nonfiction and 5 novels. Her works include ‘The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn’, ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’, ‘Britain’s Royal Families’ and ‘Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley’. We are extremely excited that Alison will be visiting the Museum on the evening of the 27th June 2014 to talk about her most recent novel ‘The Marriage Game’, a sequel to her 2008 novel ‘The Lady Elizabeth’. Details on how to purchase tickets can be found at the bottom of this post. The Marriage Game will be published on the 26th June 2014. The evening will also offer an opportunity to purchase the book hot off the press!


With her hold on England insecure, the young Queen Elizabeth I relied upon ‘the marriage game’ to keep the powerful European princes seeking her hand on side. She mastered the art of holding off her suitors indefinitely whilst appearing to give them serious consideration, all the while concealing her steely hidden determination never to marry. The Marriage Game follows the passionate relationship between the young Queen Elizabeth I and her Master of Horse, Lord Robert Dudley, a relationship that resulted in rumour and scandal that could even have cost the young Queen her throne.


Join us on Friday 27th June for an exclusive out of hours visit to the Museum, including a glass of Prosecco and access to our private hospitality balcony, affording stunning views of the HMS Victory and the Dockyard, as well as an exciting opportunity to hear Alison talk about her newly published novel.


Tickets cost £24.00 and can either be purchased in person from the Museum shop or online at http://www.maryrose.org/alisonweirtickets  

Find out about future talks at maryrose.org/uncoveringthetudors/

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