image for Talk item typeDavid Starkey: Henry VIII, the First Brexiteer? at The Exchange Twickenham

Talk, Fri 3 Nov 2017


Henry VIII bestrides the history of our country like a colossus. He invented the idea of British uniqueness; in fact, the Reformation could be defined as the first Brexit when his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty.

In this talk David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign to examine his tumultuous personal life, which pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of ISIS, through to the Grand Tourists who bought European culture with British money - all offering many parallels with the Brexit situation we find ourselves in today.

Event details

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Fri 3 Nov 2017 20:00


Adult: £16
Concessions: £12



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