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The Age of Henry the VIII

Event Type: Educational Programs
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 3/17/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
 Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) ruled an island kingdom about the size of Pennsylvania inhabited by fewer than 3 million people nearly 500 years ago, and yet he remains instantly recognizable to this day, his barrel-chested and bejeweled figure immortalized by the brush of Hans Holbein the Younger. Meet England's most famous monarch, who provokes questions such as:
•What is greatness?
•How should we judge character?
•Who or what can be said to "make" or cause history?
A Famous Face ... but Why?
So what accounts for Henry's astonishingly familiar image? Is it because he employed a brilliant portraitist? Or is there more to the story?

Join us for this DVD lecture series on The Age of Henry the VIII lead by Professor, Dale Hoak Ph.D. from The Great Courses. Moderator, Tom Swepston, will show two 30-minute lectures per session with time for discussion at the end. Sponsored by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.
Library: Elsie Quirk Library    (Click for a map to Elsie Quirk Library.)
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Friends of Elsie Quirk Library - Tom Swepston
Contact Number: 941-861-1216