Henry VIII's European Queens: The Spanish Infanta and the Flander's Mare

Kindra Faulks (was Jones)

The Lady Knight
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Paid: £100 +travel
24th November 2023
Tudors | History | Henry Viii | Queen

The former was one of the most educated women in Europe, raised to be queen and in many ways Henry's equal. In contrast the latter held none of the qualities Henry sought. Yet both married Henry VIII and both had those marriages annulled. During this talk historian Kindra Jones explores the series of events that led these two women to tie their destinies to the English throne and how, in their own ways, they each held power.

The talk will end with a short demonstration of 'The Dressing of a Tudor Queen'.

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About Kindra Faulks (was Jones)

Professional historian, author, and presenter Kindra Faulks has a love and enthusiasm for history that goes beyond the pages of books. Drawing on her own experiences, her talks will entertain all as she brings the past to life using her extensive collection of historical props and costume.

A natural born adventurer, Kindra has sailed a medieval ship, lived in a round house, helped populate a medieval village, stroked tigers, climbed a volcano, travelled to visit the legendary Japanese mountain monks, the Yamabushi, and cast her own sword. As well as graduating from university with a first class honours, Kindra's experience includes fifteen years of working in heritage venues around the UK and abroad, not only talking about history, but living it!

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“Dressed jauntily for the part, Kindra delivered a lively talk showcasing her obvious enthusiasm for her subject backed up by fascinating examples of extremely heavy chain mail. She gave a well-researched overview of the Bayeaux Tapestry but also raised interesting questions about the finer details of our long accepted perceptions of this epic battle, leaving it to her audience to decide whether or not the facts contained therein can be taken at face value or whether they have been altered in the telling of the story.”

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