The Empress Irini Series begins in 8th century Anatolia, in the eastern reaches of the Roman Empire. Seventeen-year-old Thekla is in a tight spot: the man she is supposed to marry, a young soldier conscripted into Emperor Constantine’s army, has gone missing, and now her parents are proposing to marry her off to a local, toothless gravedigger. Thekla seizes an opportunity to run away to Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire of the East. A chance encounter brings her into contact with Irini of Athens (later to become Empress) and the two join forces to survive this ruthless, male-dominated world.
Join us on Friday 29th September at 6.30pm for a discussion of all things Irini! Tickets are free and there is a Ticket & Book option which includes a signed copy of Betrothal & Betrayal or Poison is a Woman’s Weapon.
Doors: 6.00pm, event starts: 6.30pm.