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Later at the Library: A Tudor Christmas with Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke

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Later at the Library: Author Talks - Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke in conversation with Carole Burns

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Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke read from their book, 'A Tudor Christmas' and reveal how many of our favourite Christmas traditions date back to the Tudor period. Carol-singing, present-giving and mulled wine were just as popular, along with Father Christmas and roast turkey dinners. Discover how and why many of these traditions came about.

Alison Weir is the United Kingdom’s most popular and best-selling female historian, and has sold over 2.7 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.

Siobhan Clarke has worked for Historic Royal Palaces for 18 years and is based at Hampton Court . She specialises in 16th Century dress and lectures on Hampton Court, The Tower of London and the Banqueting House. She has featured on the BBC Radio Women’s hour PBS television’s secrets of Henry VIII palace. Her book The Tudors: an illustrated history was published in August 2019 by Carlton Books.

Waterstones will be present and selling copies of 'A Tudor Christmas' for those who wish to buy.

This event is part of the SO:Write Literature Development project, in partnership between ArtfulScribe and Southampton Libraries, supported by Arts Council England and other project partners.

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