Doug Moe: Historical novelist to lead tour of England

The best thing that could happen to Margaret George in October would be for her to round a corner in Kimbolton Castle and find herself face to face with the ghost of Catherine of Aragon.

Catherine, who died in 1536 and is said to haunt the castle north of London, was once married to Henry VIII, making her a member of a not-very-exclusive club.

More than a quarter-century ago, alone in a room in her Madison home, George wrote a novel, her first, in the voice of Henry VIII. It created a sensation in England and was a best-seller in the United States as well.


ATA Literary Tour | Special Offer

Bring a friend and save $200

In the Footsteps of the Tudors with renowned author Margaret George

October 11 – 21, 2012

Countless books, films, and television programs have recreated the intriguing lives of King Henry VIII and his daughter Queen Elizabeth I. Henry’s life is oft remembered for his marriage to six wives and his creation of the Church of England. Elizabeth’s reign is noted for her effective use of the Privy Council, her defeat of the Spanish Armada, and her status as the Virgin Queen who took no consort. But their lives were much more than tabloid fodder.

On this extraordinary tour delve into the secrets, passions, and politics by which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I reigned. We’ll explore royal residences and strongholds significant in the lives of the Tudor monarchs amid the backdrop of exciting London and the beautiful English countryside. Accompanying us is noted author Margaret George, whose delightful stories and extensive research of the 16th century make for a fun and informative journey.

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