Events . . .
For the time being everything is off to
protect us from COVID-19. Linda is well but following
recommendations and self isolating. Best wishes to all as
we do our best to defeat this very serious disease.
. . and reports back
11 May, 2020.
Linda Porter and Paul Lay in a podcast at the
virtual Chiddingstone Literary Festival.
31 July 2019 at 9:30 am.
Linda told guests at the Three Choirs
Festival about The Real Bloody
Elaborating on the revelations in Clare
McCaldin's dramatisation of Mary Tudor's life in Mary's Hand
at on 30 July, historian Linda Porter gave a rounded view of England's
first sovereign queen to a lively, receptive audience.
The details of
Linda's Talk in Gloucester
Clare McCaldin's performance of
7 May at 4.00 pm
Chiddingstone Literary Festival
Linda, Leanda de Lisle, and Lucy Moore discussed Royalist Women.
Leanda is the author of “White King: Charles I – Traitor, Murderer, Martyr”.
Lucy’s new book is “Lady Fanshawe's Receipt Book: An Englishwoman’s
Life During the Civil War”.
21 October at 4.00 pm
Berwick Literary Festival Linda
gave a talk about her current book, Royal Renegades: the children of Charles
I and the English Civil Wars.
9 October at 1.45 pm
Linda gave a two-hander with Charles Spencer at the
Festival in a session entitled Charles I: a toxic
21 June 2017 at 6:30 pm
Linda gave a talk about Royal Renegades
Books in Taunton.
3 - 4 May 2017
Unfortunately Linda was unable to take part in Alison Weir's
Tapestry tour due to illness, She was to be speaking about why Henry
VIII married so often, his sixth wife, Katherine Parr and his
daughter, Mary I.
6 February 2017
Linda gave history lectures at Dauntsey's School:
In the afternoon Linda spoke to history
the Queens of Henry VIII
She shared tea and supper with a lively and interesting group of young
scholars. At 19:30 she gave a lecture about her latest book,
Royal Renegades, The Children of Charles.
Dauntsey’s School, West
Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 4HE
19 January 2017, at 2:00 pm
Linda presented Royal Renegades to a good
Riverside Book Circle,at the Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames Street,
Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5QF
21 November 2016
Linda appeared with Lucy
Worsley at Hampton Court Palace for a behind-the scenes look at the
Six Wives of Henry VIII,
in connection with Lucy’s new BBC1 series.
11 November 2016
about her new book at the
Literature Festival in the Hyde Room, York House,
Twickenham, at 7:00 pm, to a good audiance.
14 November 2016, at 6:30 pm
Linda talked about ‘Royal Renegades’ at
the Tower of London as part of a series sponsored by
25 October 2016
Linda spoke about ‘Royal Renegades: the
children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars’, organised by
Books, Lincoln. The event took place in
26 October 2016
A talk by Linda on ‘Royal Renegades’ at
Gainsborough Old Hall, Gainsborough, DN21 2NB at 1930
1 October 2016
the paper ‘Rival Queens: Mary Tudor and Mary of Guise’ as part of the
conference commemorating the 500th
anniversary of the birth of Mary Tudor
. This was at the
Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London.
6 October 2016,
Linda gave a talk on Mary Queen of Scots
and the Stuart inheritance at the very interesting
Ripon. Members of the Friends of Markenfield Hall formed a fine
and receptive audence.
16 June 2016
"Linda Porter on Katherine
Parr"; spoke at the last in Oadby Libraries' Six Wives of Henry VIII
series. The event was at Oadby Library,10 The Parade, Leicester, LE2 5BF.
23 April 2015
appeared as an expert in The Last Days of Charles I with several
other historians of the period.
9 April 2015
appeared on Channel 5 (UK TV) in The Last Days of Mary Queen of Scots
with several other historians.
23 October 2014
Sevenoaks Historical Society had a good audience to hear Linda talk of
the royal revelries of Scots and English kings.
28 August 2014, Leeds Castle at 3:30 pm.
a part of The Medieval Festival at Leeds Castle Linda presented
the third talk of the day; 'Three
Tragic queens of the Tudor Age: Katherine Parr, Mary I and Mary Queen
of Scots' at The Maiden's Tower at Leeds Castle at 3:30 pm.
8 July 2014
Marriage. Linda spoke, along with novelists Vanora Bennett and Liz Fremantle,
to a good audience at Hounslow Library. Vanora
Bennett is the author of The People's Queen and numerous other
books. Liz Fremantle
is the author of Queens Gambit and Sisters of Treason.
12 May 2014 at 7 pm.
enjoyed her evening talk about Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield. Thanks
to David Templemen and the Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge for a fine
evening and helping us out of the car park.
14 May 2014
had a fine day returning to the University of York presenting a lecture
about the Tudors and Stewarts in Kings Manor to a very good audience.
1 March 2014 at the Great Hall at Hampton Court
spoke in aid of fund raising for the International Red Cross. Members
of the Tiffany Circles from America, Australia, Britain and Canada gathered
in London for their Inaugural International Celebration Weekend.
Rippon (left), British Red Cross vice president compered the Celebration
dinner in the Great Hall at Hampton Court palace. Dr. Sindy Newman (right),
the British Tiffany Circle Chair, was host to the event. Linda spoke of
two British Queens; Margaret Tudor and Katherine Parr.
7 November, 2013 at the Stables of the George Inn, Eton.
Valley History Festival
Brides: Tudor Queens First and Last
chaired a discussion with the historical fiction writers Elizabeth
Bennett, and Joanna
Hickson . The Stables at the George Inn was packed tightly with people
who had a fine time learning about the lives and times of Catherine of
Valois through to Katherine Parr. Elizabeth, Vanora and Joanna gave great
insight into their fictional understanding of the characters they bring
to life. Linda added her agreement, information, and elements of quotation
in her on-going effort to allow the historic figures to speak for themselves.
Valley History Festival
Saturday 26 October 2013 at 12:00
BBC History Magazine's History Weekend in Malmesbury. In the magnificent
setting of Malmesbury
Abbey Linda spoke about
the struggle for control of the British Isles in the 16th Century between
some of the most colourful monarchs in English and Scottish history. This
was the backstory of Mary Queen of Scots.
Weekend at Malmesbury
Monday 30th September 2013 at 13:30. Wigtown Book Festival at County Buildings,
of Thistles:The Fatal Inheritance of Mary Queen of Scots
spoke to a packed house with good questions and a book signing afterwards.
Watch this space for further detail and possibly a link to a recording.
3 September, 2013 at the Tower of London.
wil talk about her new book, Crown of Thistles,
at 7:00 pm.
14 August, 2013 at the Edinburgh
Marshall & Linda Porter
for Mary Queen of Scots
coincide with a National
Museum of Scotland exhibition, Linda and Rosalind Marshall spoke widely
about Mary Queen of Scots, her times and her forbearers. There was a sell-out
crowd for 10:30 at the ScottishPower Studio Theatre "
20 July, 2013 at Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire.
talk at the BBC History Magazine tent ended a busy day of historical lectures
amid the sounds of reenactment cannon fire.
28 May, 2013 at Hampton Court Palace.
told an attentive audience about Mary Tudor and answered questions about
her first book in the lovely setting of Hampton Court.
10 March, 2013 at Wrest
Park, Silsoe, Beds sponsored by English Heritage
spoke about her forthcoming book 'Crown of Thistles: the fatal inheritance
of Mary Queen of Scots' as
part of the Wrest Park Literary Season.
5 September, 2012 sponsored by the Friends of Sheffield
Manor Lodge, Sheffield
spoke at the United Reform Church about 'The Remarkable life of Katherine
11 June, 2012 at Sudeley
Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
literary lunch as part of the quincentenary celebrations of Katherine
Parr's birth. In the morning Tim
Porter spoke about Leland's Main Account of Winchombe and Sudeley.
After lunch Professor Eric
Ives, an eminent Tudor historian, led a discussion of the life of
Katherine Parr by three currently published authors. Linda gave a general
overview then Susan
James examined paintings of the queen and what we could learn from
these images. Janel
Mueller then looked into the writings of the first published Queen.
The rain fell on Sudeley Castle but, dry inside a large group enjoyed
learning about the lady buried nearby.
12 June, 2012 at The Old
Tea House, 6 Hailes Street, Winchcombe, GL54 5HU
gave a talk at The Old Tea House which was followed by a full afternoon
tea. She spoke about the new book which she is currently writing. “Crown
of Thistles; The Fatal Inheritance of Mary Queen of Scots.” The book will
focus on the rivalry between the Tudors and the Stewarts and Linda told
the story of the marriage between 13 year-old Margaret Tudor and 30 year-old
James IV of Scotland in 1503.
24 May, 2012 at the University of York
greatly enjoyed the visit to her university and the response to her talk,
The last wife and the first queen: the friendship of Katherine Parr
and Mary Tudor, by the public and members of the university.