• Elizabeth I: A Study in Insecurity
  • The Great Hall
  • Friday 5 October
  • 18.00–19.00

In her talk, Helen will take a new look at England’s iconic Tudor queen to show how Elizabeth I’s life and reign were shaped by profound and enduring insecurity – an insecurity which was a matter of both practical political reality and deeply personal psychology.


Helen Castor is a medieval and Tudor historian, and a Bye-Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. She is the author of several acclaimed books including She-Wolves, Blood and Roses and Joan of Arc, and co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Making History.

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