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NYC | Anne & Elizabeth: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History by Tracy Borman

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Anne & Elizabeth: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History

Tudor historian and author Tracy Borman will lecture on the most fascinating relationship of the Tudor era as well as unravel and reframe the story of a mother and daughter, Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I, who changed the course of British history. From her new book—the first-ever joint portrait of the pair—Borman, England’s joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces,  uncovers the many details belying the speculations surrounding Henry VIII and his wives, and the Virgin Queen’s possible liaisons.  Anne Boleyn may be best known for her hasty marriage and untimely end, but her greatest legacy is inextricably tied to the reign of her daughter the future Queen Elizabeth.  Borman will explain how Anne was instrumental in reshaping Britain’s religious and political traditions and her years of wielding power over a male dominated court provided a role model for her daughter, Elizabeth.  Indeed, Borman will show how much Elizabeth I was influenced by her mother’s legacy in her personal life. She will shed new light on the private desires, hopes, and fears that lay beyond their public personas. Finally, Borman will reveal how both women broke the mold for British queens and for women as a whole during their time.

TRACY BORMAN is England’s joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust. She is the author of many highly acclaimed books, including Crown & Sceptre, Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him, The Private Lives of the Tudors, Thomas Cromwell, Queen of the Conqueror, Elizabeth’s Women, Witches, as well as the trilogy of novels The King’s Witch, The Devil’s Slave, and The Fallen Angel. Borman is also a regular broadcaster and accomplished public speaker.

In-Person Thursday, February 15 | 6:00 pm (ET)

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Reception and book signing following

The General Society Library
20 W. 44th St. NYC


February 15
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The General Society Library
20 W. 44th Street
New York City, 10036 United States
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