Queens of the Crusades - An Online Talk by Alison Weir

Online Only Heritage talk
  • Venue

    Online via Zoom

  • Time

    6:30 PM

  • Price


  • Book Tickets

Join Alison Weir on Zoom for a magisterial history of the queens of Medieval England - including the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine.


The Plantagenet queens of England played a role in some of the most dramatic events in our history. Crusading queens, rebel queens, learned queens, seductresses, fighting queens - and queens who enlivened England with the romantic culture of southern Europe - these determined women often broke through medieval restrictions to exercise power and influence, for good and sometimes for ill.

In telling the story of the first five Plantagenet queens - Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Henry II, Berengaria of Navarre, wife of Richard the Lionheart, Isabella of Angouleme, wife of King John, Alienor of Provence, wife of Henry III, and Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, Alison Weir provides an enthralling perspective on a dramatic period of high romance and sometimes low politics, with determined women at the heart of it.

Alison Weir is the biggest-selling female historian (and the fifth best-selling historian) in the United Kingdom since records began in 1997.

She has published twenty-three titles and sold more than 3 million books - over a million in the UK and more than 2.1 million in the USA. She is now working on two concurrent series of books: Six Tudor Queens, comprising six novels on the wives of Henry VIII, and England's Medieval Queens, a quartet of historical works of non-fiction.

If you have any questions about this event please contact the Visitor Engagement Officer Ruth Miller by email ruth.miller@southwark.anglican.org