Music and Monarchy

An Evening With David Starkey

David Starkey is our leading royal historian. For his popular BBC TV series, David Starkey has looked at how England’s character has been shaped by its music; from the Hundred Years’ War to the 2013 Diamond Jubilee; from the battlefields of Henry V to Elizabeth II’s coronation. Who knew that warrior-king Henry V was also an accomplished church composer? And that Queen Victoria moaned constantly about the dreadful singing at the Chapel Royal?  Or that Charles II considered beating time to music an unforgivable sin? 

Come prepared for an enthralling evening as David Starkey considers the history of England through the relationships between monarchy, religion, war… and music. There is quite simply no one who knows more about the history of our Royal Family.


Main Auditorium

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 19:45



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