Wednesday 30th May at 7pm; Priory, Monmouth – Ticket £6
Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen is the third in the Six Tudor Queens series of novels about the wives of Henry VIII.
Eleven days after the bloody death of the Queen, a young woman is dressing for her wedding to the King. She knows she must bear a son – or face ruin. She is haunted by the fate of her predecessor. Jane begins to expose a gentler side to the King, but she clings to the old faith while living in an England in the throes of a religious revolution, where those who speak out risk a brutal death. She faces plague and rebellion – and the shadow of the past. How is she to survive in this terrifying world?
In this sparkling novel, acclaimed, bestselling historian Alison Weir draws on new research for her compelling portrait of Jane, casting fresh light on both traditional and modern perceptions of her. A young woman of courage and compassion, come from a family tainted by scandal, Jane was driven by the strength of her faith, and a belief that she might do some good in a wicked world.
All will be well if she can give the King what he wants.