About DAVID STARKEY: HENRY VIII: THE FIRST BREXITEER
Tue 10 Oct | Doors 7.30pm | £17
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.
About David Starkey:
David Starkey was born on January 3, 1945 in Kendal, England. He is a well known radio and tv presenter, as well as writer and director, known for Monarchy with David Starkey (2004), Elizabeth (2000) and Britain's Tudor Treasure: A Night at Hampton Court (2015).