Katherine Parr - Gloucestershire's Queen


Speaker Mike Bottomley speaks on Katherine Parr who was the last of Henry VIII’s six wives.

Queen Katherine Parr

The Life, Love and Times of the Last Wife of Henry VIII.

An integrated live presentation of the extraordinary life of Katherine Parr the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Using music, readings and video to recreate the atmosphere and intrigues of the Tudor Court we tell the largely unknown story of this incredible Queen and her journey from obscurity to the heart of English history and on to her final resting place at Sudeley Castle.

Stepmother to two Queens, “Bloody Mary” and Elisabeth I, Queen, Queen Regent, Wife and Lover, Katherine’s life story resonates through the ages and is a must for all who are fascinated by our country’s dramatic history.

The Lecture is on Friday 23rd February at 7.30pm at the Wotton-under-Edge Civic Centre. Members of the Historical Society have free entry, visitors are asked for a donation of £5.00 each.Refreshments are available after the talk.

The Historical Society

If you are interested in local or family history and want to meet others with similar interests, The Historical Society and Heritage Centre is the organisation to join. By becoming a member you will also be able to attend our lectures as well as participate in the many social events, excursions and other activities we sponsor throughout the year. In addition you will receive our annual journal and newsletters.

Please visit the Society page to find out more.