The House of Dudley

Virtual Branch talk

Event Type: HA

Takes Place: 27th March 2024

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Online

Description: The Dudleys thrived at the court of Henry VII, but were sacrificed to the popularity of Henry VIII. Rising to prominence in the reign of Edward VI, the Dudleys lost it all by advancing Jane Grey to the throne over Mary I. That was until the reign of Elizabeth I, when the family were once again at the centre of power, and would do anything to remain there... With three generations of felled favourites, what was it that caused this family to keep rising so high and falling so low? Dr Joanne Paul is an award-winning historian, broadcaster and writer with a passion for sharing her research on Renaissance and Tudor history. She is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex and a 2017 AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker. She has published in the Cambridge University Press 'Ideas in Context' series and has been widely praised for her work on Thomas More, William Shakespeare, Machiavelli and Thomas Hobbes. The House of Dudley is her acclaimed history of the Dudley family. Picked as a Times Book of the Week and Book of 2022, The House of Dudley also garnered stellar reviews in The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Literary Review, Spectator, Wall Street Journal and was featured in History Today and BBC History Magazine.

How to book: Book via Zoom link below.

Price: Free and open to all. A recording of the talk will be made available to HA members.



Organiser: HA

Lecturer: Dr Joanne Paul

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