The House of Dudley: A New History of Tudor England

Thursday 6 October
St. Mary’s Church

Told for the very first time, this is the shocking and extraordinary story of the most-conniving and manipulative Tudor family - the dashing and daring Dudleys.

Each Tudor monarch made their name with a Dudley by their side - or by crushing one beneath their feet . . .

The Dudleys thrived at the court of Henry VII but were sacrificed to the popularity of Henry VIII. Rising to prominence in the reign of Edward VI, the Dudleys lost it all by advancing Jane Grey to the throne over Mary I.

That was until the reign of Elizabeth I, when the family were once again at the centre of power, and would do anything to remain there.

With three generations of felled favourites, what was it that caused this family to keep rising so high and falling so low?

Here, for the first time, Joanne Paul tells the story of England's Borgias, a noble house competing in the murderous game of musical chairs around the English throne. Witness cunning, adultery, and sheer audacity from history's most brilliant, bold and skulduggerous family.

Welcome to the House of Dudley.

Tickets £12.00
includes refreshments


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