In what faith did King Henry VIII put his trust as he prepared his soul to meet his Maker? What version of Christianity had he strived to advance during his life? And, in that last year of his life, is there evidence that Henry was re-thinking his Church's precarious, idiosyncratic balance between Luther and the Pope? In this talk, through an exploration of Henry VIII's last will and testament - both the circumstances of its creation and its contents - Professor Suzannah Lipscomb explores how this most enigmatic of English kings understood the ineffable.

When | Monday 6 February 2023, 7.30-c.9pm

Where | St Albans Cathedral & Online via Zoom Webinar

Cost | £25 (£15 students)

Tutor | Suzannah Lipscomb, Emeritus Professor, University of Roehampton

Suzannah Lipscomb is an award-winning author, broadcaster and historian. She has written and edited seven books, regularly contributes a column to History Today, has presented a number of historical documentaries on television and hosts the Not Just the Tudors podcast from History Hit. Suzannah was a curator for Historical Royal Palaces at Hampton Court and is Professor of History at the University of Roehampton. 

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