TRACY BORMAN

HOW TO BE A GOOD MONARCH – 1000 YEARS OF KINGS AND QUEENS

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne – 25 April, 7.45pm

Tracy Borman, royal historian, best-selling author, broadcaster, and Joint Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces will embark on her first ever theatre tour in with How To Be A Good Monarch – 1000 Years of Kings and Queens. With the coronation of a new monarch approaching, there will be much anticipation for this tour which comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre, EastbourneTuesday 25 April.

From William the Conqueror to Charles lll, this showwill see Tracy sharing some tumultuous tales of the good, the bad, the great and the mad, along with birth, romance, beheading, coronation, abdication, marriage, divorce, disaster, and triumph.   

With the global fascination in all things royal, How To Be A Good Monarchwillexplore the history and evolution of the monarchy from 1066 to the present day.Tracy will take audiences on an entertaining and gripping 1000-year journey from the crown’s earliest history to the institution that it istoday.

Tracy is Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust, a charity that encourages children to visit and learn from historic properties.  She is also Joint Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces which includes Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, Hillsborough Castle and the Banqueting House, Whitehall. Tracy was appointed Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln last year. Now, based in Surrey, Tracy grew up in Scothern, Lincolnshire, studied at the University of Hull and was awarded a PhD in 1997.  

A regular on our TV screens, Tracy presented The Private Lives of the Monarchs on Yesterday, and Channel 5’s Inside The Tower of London.She also revealed the headline-breaking discovery that Danny Dyer was in fact a direct descendant of Thomas Cromwell in his episode of the television seriesWho Do You Think You Are?

As an author Tracy has written several highly acclaimed books including Elizabeth’s Women and the Sunday Times Bestseller Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry Vlll’s Most Faithful Servant. She has also written a trilogy of novels that includes her debut, The King’s Witch, followed by The Devil’s Slave and The Fallen Angel. Her new book Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History will be published on 18 May 2023. Her most recent title Crown & Sceptre (published in 2021) has provided the backdrop for this show.

Book now for Tracy Borman, How to be a Great Monarch at the Devonshire Park Theatre, EastbourneTuesday 25 April, 7.45pm. Tickets priced £27, to book call the box office on 01323 412000 or online eastbournetheatres.co.uk