TV historian David Starkey explores the world of Tudor monarch Henry VIII.

He will giving a lecture at Salisbury Arts Centre next Saturday (March 18), 7.30pm.

In this lecture, David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign on the one hand, and his insights as a leading commentator on modern politics on the other, to illuminate both the Tudor age and our own.

Henry VIII’s decisions still reverberate today.

The Reformation can be thought of as the first Brexit; Henry’s ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis.

Tickets are £16 and £14 for concessions and available from Salisbury Arts Centre box office on 01722 321744 or at

Doors open at 6pm for 7.30pm.