CRRL Picks - Great Lives - 2014 - Henry VIII
Annotation: Biographical approaches to history and culture. All lectures are open to the public free of charge; no tickets are required. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall.
Annotation:A comparative history of the most renowned kings of the Renaissance: the Holy Roman Empire Charles V, Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England.
Annotation:Ackroyd brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I.
Annotation:Assuming the power recently lost by the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell counsels a mercurial Henry VIII on the latter's efforts to marry Anne Boleyn against the wishes of Rome.
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Tuesday April 1, 2014, Jeremy Black, author of Kings, Nobles and Commoners: States and Societies in Early Modern Europe, a Revisionist History, will discuss Henry VIII at UMW Dodd Auditorium.