Tracy Borman

Henry VIII and The Men Who Made Him

Date: Saturday 21st September 2019
Venue: St Peter’s Church
Time: 10am
Tickets: £12 (Students: £10)

Henry VIII is best known for his tumultuous relationships with women, and he is often defined by his many marriages. But what do we see if we take a different look and consider Henry through the prism of the men in his life?

A new perspective on this famous king emerges. Tracy Borman, broadcaster and co-Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, takes us on a fresh journey through the life of the troubled Tudor king and asks what his relationships with the men who surrounded him reveal about his beliefs, behaviour and character.

She’ll look at how and why he matured into a profoundly suspicious and paranoid king whose cruelty and ruthlessness would become ever more apparent as his reign progressed, alongside a surprising tenderness and loyalty.

‘Borman is an authoritative and engaging writer, good at prising out those humanising details that make the past alive to us.’ The Observer

Tracy Borman
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