Alison Weir

Six Tudor Queens – Anna of Kleve

Monday 19 August 8.30pm


Reserved Covered Seating £18.00
Friends Discounted ticket £17.10
Discounted Theatre and Gardens Ticket £29.05 Adult
Pre-theatre supper can be reserved with your ticket purchase
90 minutes with Q&A


She is a German princess. A king has fallen in love with her portrait. She has none of the accomplishments he admires in women – and she lives with a guilty secret.
Anna awaits her bridegroom. She prays that she will please him. She knows she is no beauty… It is the most disastrous of beginnings.
If she does not please the King, will it be divorce – or the headsman’s sword?

ANNA OF KLEVE – the fourth of Henry VIII’s queens.

Alison Weir is the UK’s most popular and best-selling female historian, and has sold 3 million books worldwide. Rich in detailed research, Alison’s engaging prose has captured the interest and imagination of countless people, instilling a love of history that has influenced the career paths of historians, historical novelists and teachers, while also greatly increasing knowledge of medieval and Tudor English history among people throughout the world. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an honorary life patron of Historic Royal Palaces.

Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets is Alison Weir’s ninth published novel and the fourth in the Six Tudor Queens series about the wives of Henry VIII, which was launched in 2016 to great critical acclaim. The first three books in the series – Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession and Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen were all Sunday Times bestsellers. Each novel can be read in isolation – providing a fascinating account of the lives of these enigmatic and compelling characters – or as part of a series that continues to delight and enlighten in equal measure.

Alison Weir reveals a charming, spirited woman loved by all who knew her – and even, ultimately, by the King who rejected her.
But her story does not end there.
Anna of Kleve is Alison Weir’s most recent book. Copies will be on sale at the theatre on the evening of the performance where Alison will be happy to sign them. If you would like to pre-order your copy please email the box office boxoffice@heverfestival.co.uk

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