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Tracy Borman by Libi Pedder  

Henry VIII and the men who made him

Thursday 8 November 7.30pm for 8.00pm start at St Mary’s community hall

A talk by Tracy Borman.

Tracy Borman, author of the bestselling biography Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes of Henry VIII's court and sheds new light on the most notorious Tudor monarch through the fresh perspective of his male relationships.

‘An outstanding work of historical artistry, a brilliantly woven and pacy story of the men who surrounded, influenced and sometimes plagued Henry VIII.’ Alison Weir

Henry VIII is well known for his tumultuous relationships with women, and he is often defined by his many marriages. But what do we see if we take a different look? When we see Henry through the men in his life, a new perspective on this famous king emerges...

Henry's relationships with the men who surrounded him reveal much about his beliefs, behaviour and character. They show him to be capable of fierce, but seldom abiding loyalty; of raising men only to destroy them later.

In this fascinating and often surprising new biography, Tracy Borman reveals Henry's personality in all its multi-faceted, contradictory glory.

Tracy Borman is joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust. She studied and taught history at the University of Hull and was awarded a PhD in 1997.

Please arrive in plenty of time as Tracy’s book has been getting a lot of attention on television and radio so we think this talk will be very popular.

Free to members, guests encouraged to offer a donation.

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The King’s Chocolate Kitchen  

The King’s Chocolate Kitchen

Thursday 6 December 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

Marc Meltonville, Royal Palace Food Historian, will be giving a talk that should get us into the Christmas mood! At St Mary’s community hall.

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Royal seal of Henry VIII  

Hampton Society AGM (please note change of date)

Thursday 19 April 2018, 8pm, St Mary’s community hall, Church Street, Hampton

Everyone is welcome to our Annual General Meeting. It will be followed by a talk by John Sheaf, A History of Hampton in 25 Objects

Agenda for AGM, 19 April 2018

1. Minutes of AGM held on 6 April 2017 Click here to read in advance of the meeting
2. Matters arising from the minutes
3. Presentation and approval of accounts for 2017/18
4. Appointment of Independent Examiner for 2018/19
5. Chair’s report
6. Elections of officers and committee in accordance with the rules
a) Chair; b) Treasurer; c) Vice Chair; d) Seven committee members
7. Any other business. This is not an impromptu part of the meeting. If you would like to raise an issue please submit it in writing no later than Friday 13 April to have it added to the agenda. We are unable to discuss issues without prior notice.

We always welcome ‘new blood’ to reflect our ever-expanding membership. Do you like organising events, have accounting skills, have experience of planning issues or researching items of local interest? If you would like to make a contribution to the direction of the Society you are cordially invited to contact me or any member of the present committee. Nominations are also welcomed in writing to the Secretary, Rosemary Hill, 7 Upper Lodge Mews, Bushy Park, Hampton Hill, TW12 1NE and need to be presented before Friday 13 April.


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Tree identification walk in Bushy Park  

Bat walk with Nicholas Garbutt in Home Park

Friday 18 May 7.30pm to 9.00pm

Meet at Kingston Bridge end of Home Park.

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