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In the climax of Shakespeare’s thrilling play Richard III, the great Bard describes how Henry Tudor and Elizabeth of York were ‘conjoined’, bringing together the warring houses of York and Lancaster and ending the Wars of the Roses. It is this political marriage that gave birth, symbolically and literally, to the Tudor Dynasty. In this enthralling and new talk, historian and author Nathen Amin takes a closer look at Henry and Elizabeth, parents of Henry VIII and founders of the mightiest dynasty that ruled this kingdom.
It is a tale of war, love, and grief, with a legacy we still feel today.
Refreshments will be available.
£10 per person. This talk will take place in The Commandery’s atmospheric medieval great hall.
Nathen Amin is an author from Carmarthenshire, West Wales, who focuses on the 15th Century and the reign of Henry VII. He wrote ‘Tudor Wales’ in 2014 and ‘York Pubs’ in 2016, followed by the first full-length biography of the Beaufort family, ‘The House of Beaufort’ in 2017, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in three historical categories (Wars of the Roses, Norman England, and The Plantagenets & Medieval History). His fourth book, ‘Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders; Simnel, Warbeck and Warwick’, was released in in 2021.
Nathen is an experienced public speaker, presenting talks on the Beauforts, Wars of the Roses, and Henry VII, for more than fifty societies and book festivals, including the BBC History Weekend, Windsor Castle, HistFest, British Museum, Gloucester History Festival, Alison Weir Tours, Lichfield Literature Festival, Oundle Festival of Literature, Lancaster Historical Writing Festival, Bosworth Medieval Festival, Barnet Medieval Festival, and the Richard III Society. He has also featured on British, Australian and German radio and television, as well as in print and online media across the UK. As of 2020, he is a trustee and founding member of the Henry Tudor Trust, and in 2022 was elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
- Saturday 2 March 2024, 16:30 - 18:00
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