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Do Kings Have Friends? Renaissance Monarchy, Past and Present

Date:
Tuesday 20 March 2018
Time:
6.00pm - 7.30pm

Location: Waldegrave Drawing Room

The lecture will discuss and compare aspects of the reigns of Henry VIII of England, Francis I of France and other European sovereigns. It will examine their upbringing and their royal courts. It will look at international relations in the sixteenth century and royal friendship, in reviewing and exploring further the idea of 'Renaissance monarchy'.

About the speaker

Glenn Richardson is Professor of Early Modern History. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and is an Honorary Fellow of the Historical Association.

Glenn has published extensively on Tudor England's political and cultural relations with Continental Europe and on European Renaissance monarchy. His most recent book is The Field of Cloth of Gold (2013) on the meeting between King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France held near Calais in 1520.



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Date:
Tuesday 20 March 2018
Time:
6.00pm - 7.30pm

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For more information about this event please email rsvp@stmarys.ac.uk.

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