David Starkey: Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer?
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, through to the Grand Tourists who bought European culture with British money, all offering parallels with the Brexit situation we find ourselves in today.
Don't miss this rare intimate evening which will include the opportunity to ask David your own questions.