a talk by George Goodwin
When the baby king Henry VI suddenly succeeded his warrior father Henry V in 1422, England ruled or dominated all of northern and south-western France. Over the next 30 years, England’s French territories were lost. In the following decade England degenerated into the 1st War of the Roses and the Armageddon of Towton 1461. In his highly-illustrated talk, George Goodwin places Henry VI, the forever-childlike king, at the centre of this dramatic and murderous tale.
George Goodwin is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and 2017 Eccles Centre Makin Fellow at the British Library. Fatal Colours, his book on Henry VI’s reign, is a Weidenfeld paperback.
Please note: Tickets for this event go on sale on 20 November at 9:00am
Get Christmas off to a traditional start by singing carols through some of the palace courtyards.
16-17 December and 21-23 December 2017
1 hour, starting at 18:00 or 20:00
Come and hear original Christmas music from Tudor to Victorian eras performed by leading specialists
16 December - 17 December 2017