Tracy Borman Lecture 11 February 2020

Tracy Borman on Henry VIII and The Men Who Made Him.

On Tuesday 11th February Dr Tracy Borman, Joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and a well-known public lecturer and broadcaster on television and radio, gave a lecture on Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him - the title of her latest book, published in 2019. Her lecture described the men who had influenced Henry VIII throughout his life, from when he was a young spare heir, throughout his reign, and to his final moments.

Two of Henry VIII’s wives - Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, his second and fifth spouses  - met their fate at the Tower of London and are buried in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula.

Dr Borman formerly taught history at the University of Hull, where she was awarded her Ph.D in 1997. Amongst other works, she is the author of Elizabeth's Women, a portrait-gallery of the powerful women who influenced Queen Elizabeth I, which was serialised and became a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week in September 2009.   He publications include the following:

  • Elizabeth's Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen (2010)
  • Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror (2011)
  • Henrietta Howard: King's Mistress, Queen's Servant (2007)
  • The Ring and the Crown: A History of Royal Weddings 1066–2011 (with Alison Weir, Kate Williams and Sarah Gristwood) (2011)
  • Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction (2013)
  • Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant (2015)[
  • The Private Lives of the Tudors (2016)
  • Henry VIII: And the Men Who Made Him (2019)

You can read more about Dr Borman here.