Historic Royal Palaces, a non-profit organization that oversees famous sites in London—the Tower of London, Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, and the Banqueting House—offers workshops, lectures, exhibits, and entertainments on site. The events are offered first to their members, and then later to the general public. Visit their website, www.hrp.org.uk, for an overview. The private events are not listed there, though, so I’d like to tell you about my talk on October 1st at the Tower of London. Needless to say I am thrilled to be invited to speak at this legendary site.
It’s titled “Triumphs and Tragedy: The Tower’s Presence in the Lives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I”. I’ll be speaking about the private moments in the lives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I that took place at the Tower, many of them in their childhoods. (For example, Henry VIII’s mother died there and lay in state when he was 11.) It will be held in the oldest part, the White Tower, and will start at 6:30 pm. The £10 fee includes drinks. Afterward there will be book signing.
Unfortunately there is no way to book online; you must call 0844-482-7788. From the U.S., that would be 011-44-844-482-7788.
I hope that if you are staying over in London after the HNS Conference you might be able to come. When you call, please mention that you are at the Conference and are one of my readers. They plan to reserve some tickets for this group.