Kate Mosse will discuss one of the darkest periods in French history. The Wars of Religion began in 1562 and ended, after millions had been massacred or displaced, with the Edict of Nantes in 1598. She will examine the power struggles between Catholic and Protestant factions in Carcassonne, Paris, London and Amsterdam and how this dark history of religious intolerance and diaspora inspired her epic series of novels.
Chalke Valley History Festival
Chalke Valley History Festival Manor Farm
26/06/2018 8:45 PM
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Kate Mosse, OBE, is an international bestselling author with sales of more than five million copies in 38 languages. Her fiction includes the Languedoc Trilogy, Labyrinth (2005), Sepulchre (2007) and Citadel (2012), as well as The Burning Chambers (2018).
Kate is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, known as the Bailey's Womens Prize for Fiction as of 2014, and in June 2013 was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to literature. Kate was born in Chichester, and she now lives in Sussex.