Royston Pike Lectures - Esher and the Fall of Cardinal Wolsey

Cardinal Wolsey fell from power in 1529 when he failed to secure for Henry VIII the annulment of the king's marriage. He was ordered to go to his episcopal residence at Esher. There, he received notification of Henry's pardon and began the last year of his life. This talk looks at what happened at Esher and why barely twelve months later, instead of returning to power as it seemed he might, Wolsey died facing accusations of treason.

Glenn Richardson is Professor of Early Modern History at St Mary's University, Twickenham. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Society of Antiquaries. In 2020 he published Wolsey, a biography of the Cardinal. He is also the author of The Field of Cloth of Gold (2013 and 2020).

Tickets: £3 cash on the door (reserve your seat online)
Wednesday 11 October 2023 - 7.30pm
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF