Historian David Starkey visits Southend Library

David Starkey

David Starkey

First published in Echo News

LEADING historian David Starkey is coming to Southend. 

Dr Starkey, the notable broadcaster and historian visited Southend's Forum library on Friday to give a lecture on The Tudors and Us as part of Southend Libraries' programme of events.

A packed audience in the lecture theatre enjoyed an evening on the Tudor Age and how their enduring legacy still affects us today.

Topics included how Henry VIII was the first Euro-sceptic, the bizarre love letters between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn along with Henry VII's setting up of the dynasty with his tenuous claim to the throne.

Many people had the opportunity to meet the Dr Starkey during an informal book signing session.

Matthew Holmes, partnership and promotion manager, said: "It was a most enjoyable and memorable evening.

"We eagerly await Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby on Friday, June 27, with a lecture on Politics & Music in the 20th Century, as part of our ongoing series of events."

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6:40pm Mon 19 May 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann
He went to Italy to see the pope?
How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann He went to Italy to see the pope? Living the La Vida Legra
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7:44pm Mon 19 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann
He went to Italy to see the pope?
It was nothing to do with Anne. It was to do with Catherine of Aragon and his divorce from her in order to marry Anne. Henry VIII did not like being dictated to by the Church of Rome and after the Act of Supremacy 1534 this country was freed from Papal authority.

So indeed, he was not prepared to be dictated to by an alien religion and wanted himself as head of the Church of England.

I think we need to bow to superior knowledge don't you?

David Starkey is a brilliant historian.
[quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann He went to Italy to see the pope?[/p][/quote]It was nothing to do with Anne. It was to do with Catherine of Aragon and his divorce from her in order to marry Anne. Henry VIII did not like being dictated to by the Church of Rome and after the Act of Supremacy 1534 this country was freed from Papal authority. So indeed, he was not prepared to be dictated to by an alien religion and wanted himself as head of the Church of England. I think we need to bow to superior knowledge don't you? David Starkey is a brilliant historian. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 3

7:46pm Mon 19 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann
He went to Italy to see the pope?
It was nothing to do with Anne. It was to do with Catherine of Aragon and his divorce from her in order to marry Anne. Henry VIII did not like being dictated to by the Church of Rome and after the Act of Supremacy 1534 this country was freed from Papal authority.

So indeed, he was not prepared to be dictated to by an alien religion and wanted himself as head of the Church of England.

I think we need to bow to superior knowledge don't you?

David Starkey is a brilliant historian.
[quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann He went to Italy to see the pope?[/p][/quote]It was nothing to do with Anne. It was to do with Catherine of Aragon and his divorce from her in order to marry Anne. Henry VIII did not like being dictated to by the Church of Rome and after the Act of Supremacy 1534 this country was freed from Papal authority. So indeed, he was not prepared to be dictated to by an alien religion and wanted himself as head of the Church of England. I think we need to bow to superior knowledge don't you? David Starkey is a brilliant historian. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 3

7:46pm Mon 19 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann
He went to Italy to see the pope?
It was nothing to do with Anne. It was to do with Catherine of Aragon and his divorce from her in order to marry Anne. Henry VIII did not like being dictated to by the Church of Rome and after the Act of Supremacy 1534 this country was freed from Papal authority.

So indeed, he was not prepared to be dictated to by an alien religion and wanted himself as head of the Church of England.

I think we need to bow to superior knowledge don't you?

David Starkey is a brilliant historian.
[quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann He went to Italy to see the pope?[/p][/quote]It was nothing to do with Anne. It was to do with Catherine of Aragon and his divorce from her in order to marry Anne. Henry VIII did not like being dictated to by the Church of Rome and after the Act of Supremacy 1534 this country was freed from Papal authority. So indeed, he was not prepared to be dictated to by an alien religion and wanted himself as head of the Church of England. I think we need to bow to superior knowledge don't you? David Starkey is a brilliant historian. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 4

8:19pm Mon 19 May 14

pembury53 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann
He went to Italy to see the pope?
It was nothing to do with Anne. It was to do with Catherine of Aragon and his divorce from her in order to marry Anne. Henry VIII did not like being dictated to by the Church of Rome and after the Act of Supremacy 1534 this country was freed from Papal authority.

So indeed, he was not prepared to be dictated to by an alien religion and wanted himself as head of the Church of England.

I think we need to bow to superior knowledge don't you?

David Starkey is a brilliant historian.
Henry VIII is a real legend.... mores the pity we don't have rulers like that now, who wouldn't give a stuff about some foreigners 'cultural sensitivities' and put britain first....
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann He went to Italy to see the pope?[/p][/quote]It was nothing to do with Anne. It was to do with Catherine of Aragon and his divorce from her in order to marry Anne. Henry VIII did not like being dictated to by the Church of Rome and after the Act of Supremacy 1534 this country was freed from Papal authority. So indeed, he was not prepared to be dictated to by an alien religion and wanted himself as head of the Church of England. I think we need to bow to superior knowledge don't you? David Starkey is a brilliant historian.[/p][/quote]Henry VIII is a real legend.... mores the pity we don't have rulers like that now, who wouldn't give a stuff about some foreigners 'cultural sensitivities' and put britain first.... pembury53
  • Score: 8

9:26pm Mon 19 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

pembury53 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann
He went to Italy to see the pope?
It was nothing to do with Anne. It was to do with Catherine of Aragon and his divorce from her in order to marry Anne. Henry VIII did not like being dictated to by the Church of Rome and after the Act of Supremacy 1534 this country was freed from Papal authority.

So indeed, he was not prepared to be dictated to by an alien religion and wanted himself as head of the Church of England.

I think we need to bow to superior knowledge don't you?

David Starkey is a brilliant historian.
Henry VIII is a real legend.... mores the pity we don't have rulers like that now, who wouldn't give a stuff about some foreigners 'cultural sensitivities' and put britain first....
It's not the foreigners' cultural sensitivities... it's the Lefties who are their self appointed moral guardians that are the real enemies of this country.

Which is yet another reason not to vote Liebour/Limpdum on Thursday.

Unfortunately our "rulers", as you put it, are in Brussels and unelected.

Westminster is a puppet "democracy"... The only release will be total independence and links on a trade and "friendly neighbour" basis.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann He went to Italy to see the pope?[/p][/quote]It was nothing to do with Anne. It was to do with Catherine of Aragon and his divorce from her in order to marry Anne. Henry VIII did not like being dictated to by the Church of Rome and after the Act of Supremacy 1534 this country was freed from Papal authority. So indeed, he was not prepared to be dictated to by an alien religion and wanted himself as head of the Church of England. I think we need to bow to superior knowledge don't you? David Starkey is a brilliant historian.[/p][/quote]Henry VIII is a real legend.... mores the pity we don't have rulers like that now, who wouldn't give a stuff about some foreigners 'cultural sensitivities' and put britain first....[/p][/quote]It's not the foreigners' cultural sensitivities... it's the Lefties who are their self appointed moral guardians that are the real enemies of this country. Which is yet another reason not to vote Liebour/Limpdum on Thursday. Unfortunately our "rulers", as you put it, are in Brussels and unelected. Westminster is a puppet "democracy"... The only release will be total independence and links on a trade and "friendly neighbour" basis. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 3

11:22pm Mon 19 May 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann
He went to Italy to see the pope?
It was nothing to do with Anne. It was to do with Catherine of Aragon and his divorce from her in order to marry Anne. Henry VIII did not like being dictated to by the Church of Rome and after the Act of Supremacy 1534 this country was freed from Papal authority.

So indeed, he was not prepared to be dictated to by an alien religion and wanted himself as head of the Church of England.

I think we need to bow to superior knowledge don't you?

David Starkey is a brilliant historian.
Calm down you demented crow..
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: How con Henry be a euro sceptic when he wanted to divorce Ann He went to Italy to see the pope?[/p][/quote]It was nothing to do with Anne. It was to do with Catherine of Aragon and his divorce from her in order to marry Anne. Henry VIII did not like being dictated to by the Church of Rome and after the Act of Supremacy 1534 this country was freed from Papal authority. So indeed, he was not prepared to be dictated to by an alien religion and wanted himself as head of the Church of England. I think we need to bow to superior knowledge don't you? David Starkey is a brilliant historian.[/p][/quote]Calm down you demented crow.. ThisYear
  • Score: -8

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