Professor Tracy Borman is to give a lecture entitled ‘The Real Wolf Hall – the Rise and Fall of Thomas Cromwell’, in association with the IW branch of the Historical Association, at Ryde School next Friday, May 6, at 7.30pm.
The historian and best-selling author will give new insights into Cromwell’s character, his family life and relationship with Henry VIII and his court and will reveal the life, loves and legacy of the man who changed the shape of England forever.7
The talk will be based on her Sunday Times bestseller, ‘Thomas Cromwell: The untold story of Henry VIII’s most faithful servant’.
Tracy specialises in the Tudor period and is joint chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces. She is also chief executive of the Heritage Education Trust and an honorary professor at Bishop Grosseteste University.
Her latest book, ‘Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy’, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in November. She has recently been made Patron (Historical) of the Vectis Archaeological Trust.
Tickets are priced at £7.50, or free for Island students. Book at bit.ly/IWO-Cromwell or call 884198 for more information.