Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series
Friday, September 22, 2023, 6:15–7:30 p.m.
Norman Public Library Central, 103 W. Acres St.
Lecture by Prof. Rebecca Quoss-Moore
"Thwarted Affairs: Henry VIII's Niece, An Incomplete Marriage, and Some Petulant Poetry About Power"
Live streaming: https://oklahoma.zoom.us/j/91497925617
At 21 years old, Margaret Douglas chose a disastrous moment to attempt a clandestine marriage under her uncle's royal nose. The poor timing, on the heels of Anne Boleyn's execution, resulted in her imprisonment and her partner's death. In the poetry she wrote around this moment, Douglas expresses a fascinating relationship to the crown, to Henry VIII, and to her culture's ideals of love and social conduct. We'll get a glimpse into one (very powerful) woman's personal reaction to the events of 1536—and hear about some of the lesser-known casualties of Henry VIII's decline into tyranny.
Co-sponsored by OU’s Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies
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