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Dr Jonathan Foyle presents Anne of Cleves

Anne of Cleves, fourth queen of Henry VIII for six short months in 1540, is chiefly remembered through Holbein's charming portraits and a number of unflattering aspersions that justified the king’s divorce. But she was not one of the queens who were executed. Granted numerous properties and called “the king’s sister”, she lived a further 17 years until her death and burial in Westminster Abbey. Just a few years ago, a series of remarkable encounters threw much new light on her life and legacy.

Dr Jonathan Foyle was a Curator of Historic Buildings at Hampton Court for eight years, and took his PhD on reconstructing Cardinal Wolsey’s palace. Having headed a heritage charity for eight years, he now lives in Somerset. A frequent writer for the Financial Times on issues of architecture, history and craft, he has written monographs on four English cathedrals: Canterbury, Lincoln, Lichfield and Peterborough. He is presently writing a book on Windsor Castle. The presenter of numerous television series including BBC4's oft-repeated Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? and Channel 4’s recent Restoration of the Year, his favourite sport is discovering the origin and meaning of historical objects.

This lecture is in memory of Gordon and Pat Chubb.

Thursday 12 October, 7.30pm 
Tickets £12 (£10)
Venue
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
Walton-on-Thames
Surrey
KT12 2PF