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We welcome the UK’s top selling female historian Alison Weir. Katharine Parr: The Sixth Wife is her latest novel and the last in the Six Tudor Queens series about the wives of Henry VIII, which was launched in 2016 to great critical acclaim. The earlier books in the series – Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen, Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession, Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen and Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets were all Sunday Times bestsellers.
Katharine Parr - Two husbands dead; a life marred by sadness, and now Katharine is in love for the first time in her life. The eye of an ageing and dangerous king falls upon her. She cannot refuse him. She must stifle her feelings and never betray that she wanted another.
And now she is the sixth wife. Her enemies are closing in. She must fight for her very life.
Katharine Parr – the last of Henry’s queens.
Alison Weir recounts the extraordinary story of a warm and kindly woman forced into a perilous situation and rising heroically to the challenge. Yet she will be betrayed by those she loves and trusts most. Too late, the truth will dawn on her.
Alison Weir has sold over 3 million books worldwide. She has published twenty history books, including her most recent non-fiction book, Queens of the Crusades, the first in her England’s Medieval Queens quartet. She has also published ten historical novels.
Alison is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an honorary life patron of Historic Royal Palaces
On booking an online ticket via the Petworth Festival’s third-party booking site Ticketsolve (https://petworthfestival.ticketsolve.com/shows), you will be sent a link in your confirmation email which will take you to the online event. Events may either be watched ‘live’, as they happen, or from 24 hours after the event time in the brochure. Please note, it is not possible to pause or rewind events being watched live. Tickets are valid for one viewing only, either of the live streamed event or the recording. Events will be available to view online via the website until midnight on Sunday 28 November. Online viewing tickets may be purchased until this date.
**FESTIVAL ONLINE PASS
All online events £45. The full Festival Online Pass is like a season ticket and can only be used by the holder. The full Festival Pass holder will receive a link which will take them to a page where they can view each individual online event once (either ‘live’ or recorded).