Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: the mother and daughter who changed history

Tracy Borman will be talking about her latest title, Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: the mother and daughter who changed history, at Lincoln Museum on Thursday 27th July at 7pm.

Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I. Two of the most famous women in British history. Their stories are as familiar as they are compelling. Henry VIII’s obsessive love for Anne turning to bitter disappointment when she failed to give him a son, her bloody death on the scaffold barely three years after being crowned queen. Her daughter Elizabeth’s turbulent path to the throne, her long and glorious reign – a ‘Golden Age’ for England, with overseas adventurers, Shakespeare and Spenser, royal favourites, the vanquishing of the Armada, all presided over by the self-styled Virgin Queen.

And yet, Anne and Elizabeth’s stories have never been told together. Piecing together evidence from original documents and artefacts uncovered while researching her new book, historian and broadcaster Tracy Borman reveals Anne Boleyn’s relationship with, and influence over her daughter Elizabeth. In so doing, she sheds new light on an extraordinary mother and daughter who changed the course of British history forever.

Tracy Borman is joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust. She studied and taught history at the University of Hull and was awarded a PhD in 1997.

Tracy is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books including Crown & Sceptre, The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain’s Greatest Dynasty, Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII’s Most Faithful Servant, Matilda: Wife of the Conqueror, First Queen of England, Elizabeth’s Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen and Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction. Tracy is also a regular broadcaster and public speaker, giving talks on her books across the UK and abroad.

Tickets are available at £7 standard ticket / £29 single ticket including book / £32 couple ticket including book directly from the shop, Lindum Books, or online here from Lincoln Museum website.