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Lady Margaret Beaufort: the King's Mother and the King's Chapel

Dr Richard Rex uncovers the huge personal, emotional and financial influence on the building of the chapel by Lady Margaret Beaufort, the king's mother and the most powerful woman in early Tudor England.

The lecture will explore the relationship between the most powerful woman in early Tudor England and the most enduring cultural legacy bequeathed by her son, King Henry VII - the Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey. Lady Margaret Beaufort, 'the King's Mother', was intimately involved in many of her son's most notable achievements, and the Lady Chapel was no exception. Her investment in his project, an investment that was as personal and emotional as it was financial, shows us how this 'noble princess' integrated her dynastic political priorities with profound social concerns and religious commitments.


Dr Richard Rex | talks


Date and Time:

29 April 2016 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



Westminster Abbey
20 Dean's Yard
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