Introducing Dr Tracy Borman and her talk on Elizabeth’s Women: the hidden story of the Virgin Queen

There are just 6 days to go until my online event “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen” starts!

One of our 8 historians and experts is Dr Tracy Borman. Her talk is based on her best selling book, “Elizabeth’s Women”, and she will explore the fascinating relationships that Elizabeth I had with the women who influenced her most. From her scandalous mother, Anne Boleyn, to her greatest rival, Mary Queen of Scots, and the ‘flouting wenches’ who served her at court, they show Elizabeth in a surprising new light.

Tracy’s talk will go live on the event website on Friday 9th September and she will be answering event participants’ questions in a live Q&A on Monday 19th September.

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Tracy Borman is a best selling author, historian and broadcaster, specialising in the Tudor period. Her books include Elizabeth’s Women, Thomas Cromwell, The Private Lives of the Tudors and Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him. She has also written a fiction trilogy, The King’s Witch, based in the court of James I.

Tracy is also joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust and an honorary professor at Bishop Grosseteste University. She has presented a number of history programmes for Channel 5 and the Smithsonian Channel, including “The Fall of Anne Boleyn”, “Inside the Tower of London” and “Henry VIII and the King’s Men”. She is a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine and gives talks on her books across the country and abroad.

Her latest book, Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in November 2021.

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