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History Masterclass with Suzannah Lipscomb and Sam Willis: Henry VIII in Love and War (York)

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We remember Henry VIII as a man of great appetites – throwing chicken legs over his shoulder (thanks, Charles Laughton), six wives, many mistresses – a man who changed the religion of the country because of love. We remember him in that famous portrait by Holbein as a martial king – not pictured in regal paraphernalia, but a powerful, broad-shouldered warrior-king, looking for the world like he’s just dismounted from his horse. Henry’s famous for his love-making and his war-mongering, and his pursuit of both changed England forever, but in both he was also a profound failure. This History Masterclass with Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and Dr Sam Willis explores the Tudor king’s love life and campaigning, his romance with Anne Boleyn and the Mary Rose. Join them to get under the skin of the real Henry VIII.

The two founders of History Masterclass join forces to offer this Masterclass:

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is a historian and broadcaster who specialises in the sixteenth century, and who wrote and presented Henry VIII and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History, and The Six Wives of Henry VIII, both for Channel Five. She holds a double First Class degree in History and M.St. in Historical Research from Lincoln College, Oxford, and a D.Phil. in History from Balliol College, Oxford, and was formerly Research Curator at Hampton Court Palace. She is now Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at New College of the Humanities, London, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Suzannah has presented historical documentaries on the BBC, ITV, and Channel Five, and her books include 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIIIA Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England, and The King is Dead! The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII. www.suzannahlipscomb.com

Dr Sam Willis is an award-winning historian, archaeologist and broadcaster and one of the world’s leading authorities on maritime history. His work takes him on adventures all over the world. He has written more than ten books on maritime and naval history including the bestselling Hearts of Oak Trilogy and has presented numerous documentaries including The Silk Road; Weapons: Britain’s Armed History; Shipwrecks: Britain’s Sunken History; Castles: Britain’s Fortified History; Britain’s Outlaws and Nelson’s Caribbean Hell Hole. Sam is an Honorary Fellow of Plymouth University, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. www.drsamwillis.com

As with all History Masterclasses, there are only a small number of tickets available: this Masterclass will be no bigger than 30 people, allowing for intimacy and interaction.

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August 12
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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