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The Age of Henry the VIII

Event Type: Educational Programs
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 2/2/2018
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 the last 8 lectures of this 24 DVD 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. February 2 lectures: "Queen Anne Boleyn" and "Two Queens - Jane Seymour & Anne of Cleeves"
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