CORONA VIRUS UPDATE :

It is with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone our literature festival. Given current conditions and advice, we want to ensure that all our audiences, authors, volunteers and staff remain as healthy as possible and we feel it is our duty and responsibility to protect others by not proceeding with our events at this time.

We are currently investigating options for rescheduling events and ask that you bear with us in the meantime whilst we talk with different venues and authors. We are also in talks with our box office - run externally - and appreciate your patience whilst we finalise information for those who have purchased tickets for events due to take place at the end of March. We will keep you informed as soon as we have further information.

Thank you all for your continued support - as a charity we rely so much on income from our audiences and sponsors to keep running and hope that, however uncertain the future is at present, we can continue to bring high-quality, inspiring multi-arts experiences to the Midlands.

(Last Updated: 17th March)

Lichfield Festival Box Office:
01543 306 150

Talk: Alison Weir

Date:

Wed 11 Jul 2018 5:00 pm

Venue:

Wade Street Church
Price: £10

Rescheduled Event from the Literature Festival

Queens of the Conquest

The life stories of England’s medieval queens are vivid and stirring, packed with human interest, high drama, tragedy and turbulence. Love, hate, ambition and mystery – they are all part of this monumental saga. In this, the first of four books in the series, Alison Weir looks at the lives of five Norman queens, from Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in his invasion of England in 1066, to the turbulent Empress Maud, who fought a bitter war with her cousin King Stephen, and founded the Plantagenet dynasty as the mother of Henry II. Stripping away centuries of romantic mythology and legends, and delving beyond the prejudice and credulity in contemporary sources, Alison will reveal a more balanced and authentic picture of these extraordinary women. Alison Weir is the United Kingdom’s most popular and best-selling female historian, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide.

Running Time: 60 mins (approx.)

(NB. This event does not appear in the festival booking brochure as it was originally scheduled for the Literature Festival in March 2018.  Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions, the event was cancelled but fortunately we have been able to reschedule it within the main summer festival.  Current bookers tickets will still be valid but we have been able to release extra tickets due to the change of venue).

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