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Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking

With Deborah Cadbury
  • 16 March

Event Information

PLEASE NOTE, this event has been rescheduled from the original date, 2 March.

12noon talk, with lunch served at 1.15pm

Lunches must be booked in addition - please call Box Office on 01225 448844.
Online booking for listen only.

In the late nineteenth century, Queen Victoria had more than 30 surviving grandchildren. To maintain and increase power in Europe, she hoped to manoeuvre them into dynastic marriages. In her sights was royalty from across the world. Yet for all their seeming obedience, her grandchildren, fuelled by strong wills and romantic hearts, often had plans of their own.

This captivating exploration is by Deborah Cadbury, the author of eight acclaimed books including Seven Wonders of the Industrial World, for which her accompanying BBC series received a BAFTA nomination.

LUNCH: Slow cooked pork belly in a cider sauce; dark chocolate tart; coffee V: Vegetable risotto

£10 listen only.

£25 includes lunch.

A booking fee of £1.25 per ticket applies.