Monday 11th May 2020
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 talk 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.
Running Time: TBC
Age Guidance: 16+ | Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Starts 7PM (Book Signing from 6:15PM in the Sir Doug Ellis Lounge Bar) Short Q&A after the talk