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  • Start: Thursday 09 February - 19:30
  • Estimated End: Thursday 09 February - 21:00
  • Auditorium: Great Hall

Admission: £17; pre-show dining & ticket £25.50

Dining Option: Roast Pork or Nutloaf with roasted vegetables, gravy & apple sauce.

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.

David Starkey will be signing copied of his book before and after the event.