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Tracy Borman: How To Be A Good Monarch

Tracy Borman, royal historian, best-selling author, broadcaster, and Joint Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces will bring her first ever tour Tracy Borman – How To Be A Good Monarch – 1000 Years of Kings & Queens to The Courtyard this May.

From William the Conqueror to Charles lll, the show will see Tracy sharing some tumultuous tales of the good, the bad, the great and the mad, along with birth, romance, beheading, coronation, abdication, marriage, divorce, disaster, and triumph.

With the global fascination in all things royal, How To Be A Good Monarch will explore the history and evolution of the monarchy from 1066 to the present day. Tracy Borman will take audiences on an entertaining and gripping 1000-year journey from the crown’s earliest history to the institution that it is today.

Tracy is Chief Joint Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces which includes Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, and Kensington Palace among others.

A regular on TV, Tracy presented The Private Lives of the Monarchs on Yesterday, and Channel 5’s Inside The Tower of London. With an office at Hampton Court Palace, Tracy also appeared in an episode of the television series Who Do You Think You Are? featuring Eastenders’ star Danny Dyer. With her vast knowledge of royal history and acute investigative skills, it was Tracy who revealed the headline-breaking discovery that Danny Dyer was in fact a direct descendant of Thomas Cromwell.

As an author Tracy has written several highly acclaimed books including Elizabeth’s Women and the Sunday Times Bestseller Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry Vlll’s Most Faithful Servant. Tracy’s new book Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History will be published on 18 May 2023 (Hodder & Stoughton).

With the coronation approaching, Tracy Borman is the perfect show for anyone with a fascination with the monarchy and its history and those who really want to understand what makes a good monarch.

Tracy Borman: How To Be A Good Monarch will be in The Courtyard’s Main House on Thursday 11 May at 7.30pm. To book tickets, or for more information contact the Box Office on 01432 340555 or visit

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Fees & Tickets

Tickets £27, University students £17, Key stage 5 & below £15.50

Event Location

The Courtyard Centre for the Arts Edgar Street Hereford HR4 9JR

Organiser: The Courtyard

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