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David Starkey at Lancaster

David Starkey

Date: 22 September 2009

Historian and TV presenter Dr David Starkey will be at Lancaster University this month celebrating the legacy of one of the most famous monarchs in history.

The History Department invited Dr Starkey to give a public lecture to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.

The free lecture, entitled 'Henry VIII: Five Hundred Years of Fame, 1509-2009', will be held at 6pm in George Fox Lecture Theatre 1, 22 September, 2009.

Members of the public, staff and students are welcome to attend. Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Cumbria-born Dr Starkey, perhaps best known for his TV series The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, has had huge success at bringing history to a mass audience.

He has maintained links with the region and in 2004 he was presented with an Honorary Degree from Lancaster University.

At his honorary degree ceremony Dr Starkey spoke of his pride to be recognised by the University.

He said: "My father knew the first Vice-Chancellor of the University because they were fellow Quakers, and for me there is something very touching about a hero's welcome for the local boy."

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