Event 19

Wednesday 8th November 2023 | 12 noon

Event 19 | Tracy Borman | Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I


Tracy Borman – Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I – The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History

Anne Boleyn, the most famous of Henry VIII’s six wives, is a subject of enduring fascination and a focus of debate 500 years after her violent death. Her daughter, the future Elizabeth I, was barely three years old at the time of the execution but Anne exerted more influence over her than is generally known. Tracy Borman tells the story of the mother daughter relationship and sheds new light on two of the most famous women in history.

An illustrated talk

Introduced by Sally Laverack

When: Wednesday 8th November 2023 @ 12 noon
Where: The Bull Ballroom
Sponsored by: Sue Robinson


Tracy Borman is joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust. She studied and taught history at the University of Hull and was awarded a PhD in 1997.   Tracy is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books including Crown & Sceptre, The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain’s Greatest Dynasty, Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII’s Most Faithful Servant, Matilda: Wife of the Conqueror, First Queen of England, Elizabeth’s Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen and Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction. She is also a regular broadcaster and public speaker, giving talks on her books across the UK and abroad. 

Sally Laverack has been one of the team of interlocuters for the Bridport Literary Festival since 2011, and has a special interest in history. After working as a reporter/producer for the BBC in the North East for a number of years, Sally joined the commercial broadcasting regulator, the IBA/ITC. She retired to Dorset in 2000.


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