David Starkey

Henry VIII

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Henry VIII is the only king whose shape you remember. He bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took reverberate today. The Reformation was 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 so-called Islamic State. 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.


16 July 2017


7.30pm  - 9.30pm


£17, £21


Buxton Opera House

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