1509 and Henry VIII

The new year brings commemorations of the accession of Henry VIII in 1509.

Hampton Court Palace is hosting a three day interdisciplinary conference 13-15 July entitled ‘Henry VIII and the Tudor Court, 1509-2009’. For full details of the themes, speakers and events visit Henry Conference. Tickets go on sale online from 19 January.

The British Library will feature an exhibition called ‘Henry VIII: Man and Monarch’ 23 April – 6 September. The BL says: ‘Through fresh interpretation of rich source material the exhibition will examine the extraordinary transformations – personal and political, intellectual and religious, literary, aesthetic, linguistic – of Henry’s reign’. A series of events will accompany the exhibition. Tickets go on sale from late January. For details see Henry at the BL.