Talks and debates

Talks and debates

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This season we are uncovering the human side of the Royal Tudor family; with all of its marriages, hopes and life behind the public image. Join us to find out more about the characters we think we know so well.

Special event: Henry VIII’s six wives

Monday 21 November, 18.30-20.30

£20 /£18 HRP members /concessions 

In a world run by men meet Henry’s queens and discover their own methods of exerting influence in court. Go behind the scenes with Lucy Worsley in her latest BBC 3-part series Henry VIII’s Six Wives. Explore a unique approach to drama and history, and unravel key moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives.

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Evening talks 

The making of a monarch

Wednesday 26 October, 18.30-20.00
£15 /£12 HRP members /concessions  (includes glass of wine)

*Multi-buy offer book 3 for £33*

The year 1509 would prove pivotal for seventeen year old prince Henry. In his formative years he was cossetted ‘like a girl’, first brought up with his sisters and grandmother and then kept on a tight leash at his father’s side. From a hopeful shy prince to a confident and unrestrained Henry, now married, crowned and defied by the royal council, join historian Lauren Johnson to discover the makings of the monarch we know today.

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At home with the Royal Tudors

Thursday 10 November, 18.30-20.00
£15 /£12 HRP members /concessions  (includes glass of wine)

*Multi-buy offer book 3 for £33*

Ever wondered what the Tudor monarchs got up to behind closed doors at Hampton Court?  Join Chief Curator Tracy Borman as she reveals the intimate secrets of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and more. Find out where they went to the toilet, how they washed and dressed, and of course how they conducted the love lives. With new insights discover again the characters we think we know so well.

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(NB. The multi-buy applies to evening talks only)

Book the multi-buy offer by calling 0844 482 7777.

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Hear our talks and debates again, listen to a collection of podcasts from our Adult Learning programme.


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