David Starkey - Henry VIII
Henry VIII is the only king whose shape you remember. He bestrides our history
like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today. The Reformation is
the first Brexit; his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and
his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our
own age of Isis. In this lecture David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of
Henry’s reign on the one hand, and his insights as a leading commentator on
modern politics on the other, to illuminate both the Tudor age and our own.
Thursday 2nd March 7.30pm
Tickets:£16, £15 (conc)
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