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image for Talk item typeDavid Starkey "Henry VIII the first Brexiteer?" at Theatr Brycheiniog

Talk, Sat 17 Mar 2018, £14-£16

Theatr Brycheiniog

Theatr Brycheiniog

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Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country. He invented the idea of British uniqueness; in fact, the Reformation could be defined as the first Brexit, when his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty.

In this talk David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign to examine his tumultuous personal life, which pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis, through to the Grand Tourists who bought European culture with British money, all offering so very many parallels with the Brexit situation we find ourselves in today.

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Dates Times
Sat 17 Mar 2018 14:30

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Tickets: £16.00, Concessions £14.00.
+Booking Fee of 50p per ticket for Theatr Brycheiniog events.

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Canal Wharf,
Brecon,
LD3 7EW

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Map reference: SO 046281  Lat: 51.94319 Long: -3.38928

From Hereford A483. Do not take the first signpost for Brecon on the right, instead go to roundabout and follow the sign for Brecon, carry on straight past the Army Barracks until you reach a mini roundabout and take the next turning left (Rich Way). Follow on to next mini roundabout and turn left, Theatr Brycheiniog is next to the canal basin.

From Abergavenny (A40) After the dual carriageway you will come to a main roundabout, take the road into Brecon and follow the directions as above. From Merthyr / Sennybridge Take the road into Brecon over the Usk bridge carry on straight through the town, past the statue, over a zebra crossing and approx 150 yards turn right into Rich Way. Theatr Brycheiniog is on the left by the canal.

Accessible by Public Transport: 22 miles from Abergavenny station