Tracy Borman returned to Lavenham with her new book about Henry VIII, famous for being the king who married six times. But it was the men in his life, far more than the women, who shaped this notorious monarch. Tracy Borman told the story of Henry through the eyes of the men who surrounded him: relations, servants, ministers, rivals, confidantes and companions. It is these men who shaped Henry into the man and monster that he would become. And he, in turn, dictated their fates.
“Henry VIII and The Men Who Made Him”, Saturday 16 November, 12:00-13:00
Tracy is joint chief curator for Historic Royal Palaces, and Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust, a charity that encourages children to visit and learn from historic properties. She is also a highly successful author and broadcaster, with a long list of acclaimed novels and historical biographies including The King’s Witch and The Private Lives of the Tudors.