As part of the events series accompanying the exhibition Dr Starkey gave a
series of three lectures looking at the themes and objects of the exhibition
and links them to the different stages of Henry’s life.
We have podcasts of these lectures to give away as free downloads over the
next three days.
Here is part one.
David Starkey: The Young Henry 1491 – 1509
This lecture deals with the young prince and King: his upbringing as a second
son, his education and induction into chivalry, the dominant figures of his
childhood and youth, the tensions with his father and the ‘new world’ of his
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