Historic talk: Henry VIII and the men who made him

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    Thursday 27 June 2019 18:00 - 20:00
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    Bramall Hall, Hall Road, Bramhall, SK7 3NX
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Tracy Borman, historian, broadcaster and Joint Chief Curator of the Royal Palaces will give one a fascinating talk on one of Britain's most famous monarchs.

Henry VIII is famous for being the king who married six times, but it was the men in his life, far more than the women, who shaped this notorious monarch.

In this talk, based upon her major new biography, "Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him", Tracy Borman will tell the story of England’s most famous monarch through the eyes of the men who surrounded him: relations, servants, ministers, rivals, confidantes and companions.

She will introduce a dazzling cast of characters: some ‘mad’ - Sir Francis Bryan, the so-called ‘Vicar of Hell’, some ‘bad’ - the grasping minister, Thomas Wolsey, but none as ‘dangerous to know’ as Henry VIII himself. It was these men who shaped Henry into the man, and monster, that he would become. And he, in turn, dictated their fates.

Suitable for adults 16+.

Seating is unreserved. Parking is free in the large and small car park on site from 6pm.