‘How many more books can there be about Henry VIII?’ lamented a well-known seventeenth century historian. ‘I mean, whatever next…Henry VIII’s toenail?’ Admittedly, this remark was made as part of a speech to promote his new book about a Stuart monarch, so his flippant remark may have been aimed at trying to persuade people to […]
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Audio from Chalke Valley History Festival 2018. In this talk, inspired by her debut novel partially set at nearby Longford Castle, Festival favourite Tracy Borman takes us into the turbulent world of the early Stuart court, where King James I waged a war on witches and Catholics alike. It was not long before a dark […]
Audio from Chalke Valley History Festival 2018. Dr Tracy Borman talks to Year 10 students about the witch craze, in particular the early 17th century when it reached a spike in England and Scotland under the auspices of King James I.
Tudor historian, Tracy Borman talks to CVHF volunteer and history student, Eleonor Watson about her latest novel,. The Kings Witch, why she decided to start writing historical fiction and what her job entails as chief curator at the Royal Palaces. 5 Minutes with… Tracy Borman from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.
I always look forward to the Chalke Valley History Festival, but this year will be even more special because I will be talking about The King’s Witch, my debut novel, which is set just a stone’s throw away at Longford Castle. Situated on the banks of the River Avon close to Salisbury, Longford is one […]