Morpeth Castle stars in Philippa Gregory’s Tudor novel

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A renowned author will be hosting a talk in Newcastle next week about her latest book which features Morpeth Castle.

Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory primarily tells the tale of Queen Margaret of Scotland, sister of King Henry VIII, who visited Morpeth Castle whilst fleeing her enemies in Scotland.

It is the story of a woman, born to greatness, betrayed by her brother and threatened with the loss of her beloved adopted homeland.

Philippa Gregory has been captivating ans with her Tudor novels for years, and her latest foray into the reign of King Henry VIII is no exception.

Narrated by Queen Margaret, it is a tale of a fractured England, where the death of Henry’s father plunges the country into political unrest and the threat of the end of peace between England, Scotland and France.

The novel is also a tale of three sisters — Margaret, her sister Mary, and Henry’s wife and her sister-in-law Katherine of Aragon. Theirs is a complicated love, underpinned by their husbands’ rivalry, which leads them to scheme against and ultimately betray each other.

Philippa Gregory will be at the Tyneside Cinema on Tuesday, at 7pm. Tickets are from Newcastle Waterstones, or Waterstones.com and cost £8, or £18 to include the book.