Battlefield Queens: The Women Who Shaped the Wars of the Roses
Date(s) - 20/04/2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Albans Museum & Gallery
St Albans Museum + Gallery, Town Hall, St Peter's Street,
St Albans and Harpenden,
Battlefield Queens: The Women Who Shaped the Wars of the Roses.
The Wars of the Roses: one of the most turbulent times in British history. When brothers, cousins, fathers, and sons fought for the chance to claim the crown and rule England. Immortalised by Shakespeare and the Tudor propaganda machine, we might think of knights, sword fights, evil kings and noble victors. We think, in short, of men in armour.
But this impression is a false one, for the Wars of the Roses were shaped by women.
Complimenting our exhibition on the Second Battle of St Albans, this talk, given by Danielle Cavender-Handley, explores how several key women, including three Queens of England, used their power and influence to turn the tide of this war, and ultimately decided who won.
All talks will be offered in a hybrid format – with tickets either available for Zoom (£6), or in-person (£10)
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