Henry VIII Anniversary Events

Posted: 2009-06-18

Henry VIII Anniversary Events

2009 marks the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's coronation, and there are a number of special events to mark the anniversary. English Heritage is actively promoting summer events at several of their properties throughout the summer.

Among the events are:

A Tudor Joust at Eltham Palace, London, on 20-21 June
Tudor Falconry and Field Crafts at Battle Abbey, East Sussex, on 18 - 19 July
Tudor artillery at Dover Castle, Kent, on 27 - 28 June
A royal breakfast at Cliffords Tower, York from 26- Sep
and a fun, 'Worst Tudor Jobs' event at Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland from 8-9 August.

Those are just a few of many planned events. Full details of all the Henry VIII themed events at can be found online at the English Heritage website

British Library Henry VIII exhibition
In addition to the above events, there is a special exhibition at the British Library, entitled Henry VIII: Man & Monarch. The exhibition includes, among other interesting artefacts, the monarch's personal prayer book, and a love letter to Anne Boleyn. Book online or call 01937 546 546. If you subscribe to the English Heritage newsletter (I suggest it!) you will also get £2 off ticket prices.

English Heritage - from Britain Express
British Library - our own article about the Library
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