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Cromwell: Tracy Borman

21 October 2016 @ 10:30am - 11:30am

£11
tracy-borman

Borman is a writer who can prise out the humanising details that make the past come alive.

The actor Mark Rylance’s hypnotic portrayal of Cromwell helped make an unlikely pin up. The truth of his Tudor box office allure was unpicked by Borman in her definitive biography: Thomas Cromwell, The untold story of Henry VIII’s most faithful servant.

Her latest book, The Private Lives of the Tudors, uncovers revelatory domestic and amorous secrets. The Tudors had people to clean their teeth, wash their underwear and run their baths, as well as the most intimate body servant of all: the groom of the stool, who accompanied the king to the privy. Borman presents the Tudors as you have never seen them before – and it is not always a pretty sight.

Tracy studied and taught history at Hull University before going on to a successful career in heritage as joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust.

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Date:
21 October 2016
Time:
10:30am - 11:30am
Cost:
£11
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Website:
http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/history-festival/special-guest-tracy-borman/

Venue

Old Swan Hotel
Swan Road
Harrogate,North YorkshireHG1 2SRUnited Kingdom
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Harrogate International Festivals
Phone:
01423 562303
Email:
abigail@harrogate-festival.org.uk
Website:
http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/