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The renowned historian and novellist, Alison Weir, will give an illustrated talk about “The Exile of Katharine of Aragon”, on Friday 30th January 2015, at 7.30pm at Peterborough Cathedral.
Katharine was banished from the court of Henry VIII in 1531 as he attempted to obtain a divorce. She remained in exile for the rest of her life. She never accepted that Henry had divorced her or had legitimately married Anne Boleyn. After being moved around a number of houses with an extremely depleted household, little money and in increasingly poor health, Katharine died at Kimbolton Castle on 7th January 1536. She was buried, at Henry’s direction, at Peterborough Abbey (now Peterborough Cathedral) on 29th January.
Hear Alison Weir explore how Katharine managed to retain her dignity despite humiliation and privations and continued defiantly in her position that she was Henry’s Queen until the bitter end.
Copies of some of Alison Weir’s books will be on sale and she will be available to sign copies after her talk.
The event is part of the 2015 Katharine of Aragon Festival.