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Talk, Fri 26 Jan 2018


Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral


Peterborough Cathedral

01733 355315


The Cathedral Office,
12a Minster Precincts,


A richly illustrated talk by bestselling historian and novelist, Alison Weir.

A talk by Alison Weir: 'Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession'
Historian and novelist, Alison Weir, will shed light on the relationship between Katharine of Aragon and her former lady in waiting and rival for the King’s affection, Anne Boleyn. Fresh from the sophisticated palaces of Burgundy and France, Anne draws the attention at the English court and embraces the play of courtly love. But when the King commands, nothing is ever a game. She has a spirit worthy of a crown - and a crown is what she seeks. And so she embarks on her perilous course, which will plunge a kingdom into turmoil.

Alison Weir weaves new research and theories into the dark, powerful tale of Henry VIII’s second wife - a woman ahead of her time, who dared to question traditional concepts of femininity, and whose ambition drove her to gamble with the fickle nature of a dangerous king.

Book cover, Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession, by Alison WeirThere Book cover: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen, by Alison Weirwill be a book stall and at the end of the evening and Alison will be signing copies of her novel Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession, which is launched in paperback on 11th January 2018. The first book of the same series, Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen, will also be on sale. Alison launched this volume at Peterborough Cathedral in May 2016.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 26 Jan 2018 19:30 to 21:00


Tickets for the talk
£12 adults, £10 under 16s (including wine/soft drink. Unreserved seating).

Can be booked with the Pottage and Ale Supper included for £48.00
Tickets available at the VIC in person.


See location of Peterborough Cathedral on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 192987  Lat: 52.57308 Long: -0.24159

By Road:
From the A1M: Follow signs for city centre, follow ring road to jct 5.

By Public Transport:
From Peterborough station it is 10 minutes' walk to Peterborough Cathedral.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Peterborough station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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