image for Literary Event item typeJohn Julius Norwich: Four Princes at Richmond Old Town Hall

Literary Event, Tue 22 Nov 2016


Whittaker Ave, Richmond,


Never before had the world seen four such giants co-existing. Sometimes friends, more often enemies, always rivals, these four men together held Europe in the hollow of their hands. An opportunity to discover popular history at its best through the colourful story of four very different men: Henry VIII, Francis I of France, Charles V of Spain and Suleiman the Magnificent.

Through the interlocking stories of its four great princes, John Julius Norwich offers a vivid history of the Renaissance and the making of early modern Europe. Packed with gossipy stories and colourful asides (whether it is Henry VIII getting the Venetian ambassador to feel his thigh to see how strong he is, or the fat queen who had a plum named after her) Norwich brings the sixteenth century, along with its heroes and villains, back to life.

John Julius Norwich joined the Foreign Service in 1952 and served at the embassies in Belgrade and Beirut. He is the author of numerous publications and has written and presented numerous historical documentaries for television.

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Dates Times
Tue 22 Nov 2016 19:30


Special £5 ticket price for Richmond Card holders



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Map reference: TQ 177746  Lat: 51.45884 Long: -0.30654

Tube/Rail: Richmond
Buses: 65, 33, H37, H22, R68, R70

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station


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