Anne Boleyn: Musician and Composer

Tuesday 28 March 18.30 for 18.50 – 20:00

Tamsin Lewis

Tamsin Lewis

Viscount Chateaubriant writes in his 1522 memoirs that “Anne Boleyn, singing like a syren [and] accompanying herself on the lute …harped better than King David and handled cleverly both flute and rebec [fiddle]”.

Come and explore how Anne’s keen ability as a musician and composer influenced her role at court. Did it help her to silence her enemies and impress the king?

Speaker: Tamsin Lewis, musician, composer and historical consultant, with expertise in iconography and theatre music in early modern England. She plays the violin, viols, lute and harp.

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