Why did Henry VIII marry six times? Why did Anne Boleyn have to die? Why did Elizabeth I’s courtiers hail her as a goddess come to earth?


In this groundbreaking talk bestselling Tudor historian Sarah Gristwood reveals the way courtly love made and marred the Tudor dynasty. She dissects the codes of love, desire and power first laid out in medieval literature unveiling romantic obsessions that shaped both the Tudors and the history of the Crown through the centuries.