Thames Valley History Festival
TonightI had the fantastic luck of attending the Thames Valley History Festival event, Bookend Brides: Tudor Queens First and Last hosted at the very appropriately selected, Tudor Stables at the George Inn in Windsor-Eton. Four well known historical fiction authors sat in a panel to discuss, compare and answer questions about Queen Catherine of Valois, the founder of the Tudor dynasty and Queen Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife, near the end of the Tudor line.
What did it mean to be a queen consort in the 1540s? What did it mean to be a Queen consort at the end of the Middle Ages? The four authors attending this session were: Linda Porter, Vanora Bennett, Elizabeth Fremantle and Joanna Hickson.