Sarah Gristwood

Sarah Gristwood

Sarah Gristwood is the author of four previous books of 15th and 16th century history: the Sunday Times bestseller Arabella: England’s Lost Queen; Elizabeth and Leicester; Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses; and the widely translated Game of Queens. A former journalist, she has also written several books on twentieth-century subjects.

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  1. Speakers Corner: X Questions on the Tudors
    Speakers Corner: X Questions on the Tudors

    In X Questions with..., your favourite historians and authors will discuss ten questions submitted by the public. We would love you to submit a question for Sarah Gristwood in advance via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

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  2. 6. THE TUDORS IN LOVE: THE COURTLY CODE BEHIND THE LAST MEDIEVAL DYNASTY
    6. THE TUDORS IN LOVE: THE COURTLY CODE BEHIND THE LAST MEDIEVAL DYNASTY

    By placing courtly love on an equal footing with war, politics and religion, Sarah Gristwood will unlock the Tudor mindset – with fascinating and often surprising results. She will reveal the way courtly love made and marred the Tudor dynasty. From Henry VIII declaring himself as the ‘loyal and most assured servant’ of Anne Boleyn to Elizabeth I’s poems to her suitors, the Tudors re-enacted the roles of the devoted lovers and capricious mistresses first laid out in the romances of medieval literature. With verve and erudition, the codes of love, desire and power will be dissected, unveiling romantic obsessions that have shaped the history of this nation.

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