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The Wars of the Roses: one of the most turbulent times in British history, when brothers, cousins, fathers and sons fought for the chance to claim the crown and rule England. Immortalised y Shakespeare and the Tudor propaganda machine, when we think of this period of history, we might think of knights, sword fights, evil kings and noble victors. We think, in short, of men in armour.

But this impression is a false one, for the Wars of the Roses were shaped by women.

Complimenting our exhibtion on the Second Battle of St Albans, this talk, given by Danielle Cavender-Handley, explores how several key women, including three Queens of England, used their power and influence to turn the tide of this war, and ultimately decided who won.

All talks will be offered in a hybrid format – with tickets either available for Zoom, or in-person allowing you to explore the museum at night.


In person tickets are now sold out: If you wish book a Zoom ticket, please click here

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