Friday 22nd October 2021
Worksop Priory 7pm
This event is not suitable for under 16’s
Katherine of Aragon was born in 1485 into one of the most powerful and warlike families in Europe. She was the youngest of five children and many of her family died young and madness would show itself too. Katherine arrived in England to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales but within months of the marriage he was dead and she was abandoned for 6 years with little money and no real home.
When Henry VIII came to the throne in 1509 he married his brother’s widow and so Katherine became Queen of England. Follow Katherine’s amazing story told in dramatic fashion by Lesley Smith, TV personality and curator of Tutbury Castle who will take you on a journey through her 20 year marriage and the treachery and infighting that was commonplace in Tudor Times. If you have been lucky enough to see Lesley in her other persona’s as Elizabeth I or Mary Queen of Scots to name a few, you will not be disappointed!