Magnificence, Love and Scaffolds: Politics at the Court of Henry VIII | University of Oxford

Magnificence, Love and Scaffolds: Politics at the Court of Henry VIII

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb
11:00 - 12:00
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
66 St Giles
Oxford
OX1 3LU
Lectures and seminars
£8/£7
Yes
Required

Historian, author, and broadcaster Dr Suzannah Lipscomb will speak on the politics of spectacle, persuasion, magnificence, and the politics of love at the court of Henry VIII. The court revolved around the splendid person of the king himself. And although politics was the only game worth playing, it was a dangerous game, ‘for the most part’, Sir Thomas More observed, ‘played on scaffolds’.