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Royal Oak Foundation Lecture: 10 November

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of New England is co-sponsoring the reception and lecture:

Game of Queens: The Women Who Ruled 16th-Century Europe

From Isabella of Castile to her daughter Katherine of Aragon and granddaughter Mary Tudor; from Louise of Savoy to her daughter Marguerite of Navarre; from Anne Boleyn to her daughter Elizabeth Tudor—the 16th century was marked by an explosion of female rule scarcely equaled even today.  Following the passage of power from mother to daughter, and mentor to protégé, Sarah Gristwood weaves together the stories of these female rulers in a striking portrayal of one of the most dramatic periods in European history, based on her new book Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe (Perseus Books 2016).

Thursday November 10, 6:00 pm

New England Historic Genealogical Society,  99-101 Newbury Street  

For more information on the lecture please see the Royal Oak Foundation website

You can register online or by calling Robert Dennis: 800-913-6565, ext. 201.

photo of the lecturer Ticket prices: $40 (non-members); $30 (OCSNE members, co-sponsor code will be sent via email)


Sarah Gristwood (St. Anne's College Oxford): Historian & Author

Sarah Gristwood is a best-selling author and commentator on royal and historical affairs.

After studying at Oxford University, she worked as a journalist and has written for The Times,
The Guardian, and The Telegraph (Daily and Sunday) among others.

Ms. Gristwood was one of the team providing Radio 4's live coverage of the royal wedding and
later on the Queen's Jubilee. She specializes in Tudor history and her best-sellers include
Arbella: England's Lost Queen
, Elizabeth and Leicester and Blood Sisters: the Women Behind
the Wars of the Roses

In 2011, Ms. Gristwood collaborated with authors Tracy Borman, Alison Weir and Kate Williams on the
book The Ring and the Crown about the history of royal weddings.

Shortlisted for both the Marsh Biography Award and the Ben Pimlott Prize for Political Writing,
she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an Honorary Patron of Historic Royal Palaces.
Her most recent book, on which her lecture is based, is
Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe
(Perseus Books, November 2016).