Afternoon Lecture with Dr Lauren Mackay
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The reports and despatches of Eustace Chapuys, Imperial Ambassador to Henry VIII's court, have been instrumental in shaping our modern interpretations of the Tudor period. The longest serving and most prolific of foreign ambassadors, Chapuys left over fifteen years of vital correspondence which goes beyond the politics of the court to reveal his personal observations and interactions with well-known figures of the period.
Drawing on years of research, Dr Lauren Mackay will provide a fascinating insight into the man whose writing offers us the most continuous single portrait of the turbulent decades of Henry VIII's reign.
This event will take place in the Garden Room at Hampton Court Palace. Copies of Lauren Mackay's book Inside the Tudor Court: Henry VIII and his Six Wives through the eyes of the Spanish Ambassador will be available for purchase on the day.
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