It’s the Tu­dors – with at­ti­tude

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DAVID Starkey, the UK’s lead­ing con­sti­tu­tional his­to­rian, known for his forthright views, talks about the Tu­dors. The aca­demic and broad­caster de­scibes the pe­riod as “the most glo­ri­ous soap opera, with the whole fu­ture of coun­tries turn­ing on what th­ese huge per­son­al­i­ties felt like when they got out of bed in the morn­ing.”

A Cam­bridge-ed­u­cated gram­mar school boy who be­came a re­spected lec­turer at the Lon­don School of Eco­nomics, a uniquely abra­sive de­bater on Ra­dio 4’s Moral Maze, a con­tro­ver­sial con­trib­u­tor to Ques­tion Time, and the cre­ator and pre­sen­ter of many very popular his­tor­i­cal TV se­ries on such sub­jects as Henry VIII, El­iz­a­beth I, the Monar­chy and the Churchill dy­nasty.

There are few more stim­u­lat­ing thinkers, and few who un­der­stand bet­ter the way the most pow­er­ful have thought through­out our his­tory.

David Starkey – The Tu­dors and Us


El­giva Theatre, St Mary’s Way, Che­sham, HP5 1HR Fri­day, March 6, 7.30pm £15 01494 582900 www.el­

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