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Talks and Lectures

A wide range of podcasts from talks and lectures held at Historic Royal Palaces

May 17, 2017

As part of our Power and Performance series, Jeremy Summerly and historian Lauren Johnson discuss how Henry VIII shaped his own image and reinforced his new religion using sacred music.

Jeremy Summerly is a BBC broadcaster and the director of Music at St Peter’s College, Oxford. 

May 8, 2017

For the second talk in the Power and Performance series at Hampton Court, historians Thomas Betteridge and Lauren Johnson talk us through how drama was used as a tool for persuasion at the Tudor court. Plays were not only performed, but also used for important diplomatic negotiations.