9th June 2015

Tues 9 Jun | 7:30pm | Tickets: £6/£3 (for those in full time education)
Venue: Kendal Town Hall

Dr David Starkey F.S.A., C.B.E. is returning to Kendal, his childhood home, to give a lecture entitled “Kendal’s Real Queen” on behalf of the Kendal Historical and Archaeological Society, of which he is President.

Dr. David Starkey attended Kendal Grammar School before going up to Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where he obtained his first degree and his PhD and became a fellow of that college. He is a renowned historian of the Tudor period and author of many books and articles. He is also a highly successful television presenter, especially of programmes about the Tudor era.

One of his true strengths is as a communicator of history and he has to be heard live to fully appreciate the entertainment value of his wide ranging knowledge and sly wit by which he brings history alive. Whilst the subject of his talk, Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, is not readily associated with Kendal, Dr. Starkey will explore the life of the Countess of Richmond and Derby ‘my lady the king’s mother’, who held the major part of the Barony of Kendal – and propose that she is “Kendal’s Real Queen”.

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