A Queenly City

The Tour

Whether sovereign or consort, medieval England’s queens made their presence felt in the Queenly City of London.

It may not have been until the Tudor period that England acquired queens who reigned in their own right. But their predecessors were more than just the wives of kings.

Elizabeth I - A Queenly City

Elizabeth I

Matilda of Scotland - A Queenly City

Matilda of Scotland

They ran the country when their husbands were overseas, and they had their own spheres of influence.

Some queens saw it as their duty to make life better for their subjects.

Others were more concerned with the imposition of power.

While some had a great impact despite not really being queens of England at all.

Visits sites in the Queenly City which bear witness to the impact of England’s medieval queens – for better or worse!

 

Details – A Queenly City

Please go to Whats On? to see whether this tour is currently on offer, and for booking details.

MEET: In front of the entrance to Cannon Street Underground Station on Dowgate Hill – NOT the main-line station on Cannon Street itself.
Duration: Two hours (approximately).

If you have any questions about this walk, please contact me

Pictures sourced from Wikimedia Commons

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