Women of the Anarchy: Live Q&A and Tour

Oxford Castle & Prison welcomes you for a book launch with Sharon Bennett Connolly and her latest book “Women of the Anarchy”. Tour the site where Empress Matilda was besieged and made her dramatic escape, and hear about the book from the author herself.

Join us for a 30 minute guided tour of St George’s Tower and Crypt, author talk with Q&A, followed by book signing, a glass of wine and late night gift shop opening.

About the Author

Sharon Bennett Connolly is a celebrated author who has written extensively on Medieval History, in particular women’s medieval history. Her latest book Women of the Anarchy studies the amazing women who controlled the politics of England during this turbulent time in the twelfth century.

Women of the Anarchy

Oxford Castle and the Anarchy

Oxford Castle was brought into the conflict while Empress Matilda was besieged here in 1142, and it was from this very site that she made her dramatic escape. Hear more about these tales in Oxford Castle, plus a talk and Q&A with the author herself, plus Q&A, followed by a glass of wine and a browse through our medieval-inspired gift shop, with a chance to speak to the author and a book signing.

Ticket prices £12pp includes glass of wine/juice. £6 for OPT members and students with valid OPT membership or student ID.

Limited capacity of 30 people due to the size of the space, pre-booking recommended to avoid disappointment!



23rd Feb




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