Alison Weir, No 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Six Tudor Queens series, returns to Layer Marney Tower with the second in a captivating new trio of novels spanning three generations of history’s most iconic family, the Tudors.
Henry VIII: The Heart & the Crown is a riveting tale, and ultimately a poignant one, taking an empathetic view of a man who is all too often portrayed as a caricature of his true self.
This event will include a special performance by Historical Musicians Pearl in the Egg who will be playing traditional music of Henry VIII’s time.
Part of our The History Books day at Layer Marney Tower
Fancy indulging in a spot of time-travel this Summer? Then head to Layer Marney Tower, one of Henry VIII’s confirmed ‘favourites’, for a rich assortment of history books, extending from the Tudors to World War II and the royal wardrobe.
About the book
Six Wives. One King. This is the story you’ve been waiting for.
You know their stories. Now it’s time to hear his.
Alison Weir, No 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Six Tudor Queens series, returns with the second in a captivating new trio of novels spanning three generations of history’s most iconic family, the Tudors.
A young boy grows up dreaming of knights and chivalry Harry is the second son He is never meant to rule. But the death of his brother changes everything, and great destiny awaits this young prince. One day he will be the most infamous king in English history.
‘Alison Weir makes history come alive as no one else’ – Barbara Erskine
‘With Elizabeth of York , Alison Weir gives us her most compelling heroine yet… This is where the story of the Tudors begins and is historical fiction at its absolute best’ – Tracy Borman
‘History has the best stories and they should all be told like this’ – Conn Iggulden
About the author
Alison Weir is a bestselling historical novelist of Tudor fiction, and the leading female historian in the United Kingdom She has published more than thirty books, including many leading works of non fiction, and has sold over three million copies worldwide
Her novels include the Tudor Rose trilogy, which spans three generations of history’s most iconic family the Tudors, and the highly acclaimed Six Tudor Queens series about the wives of Henry VIII, all of which were Sunday Times bestsellers.
Alison is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an honorary life patron of Historic Royal Palaces
Pearl in the Egg are Historical Musicians, specialising in Medieval, Tudor and Elizabethan Music. They also play Anglo Saxon, Norman, Victorian, Edwardian and 1940’s music. They play in full authentic costume on copies of original instruments.
Find out more and hear them play at pearlintheegg.co.uk.