‘Henry VIII – The First Brexiteer’ – Sixth Form Historians attend a thought provoking talk from David Starkey

A mixed group of 17 Early Modern History students were invited to a dinner hosted by Benenden School at which the guest of honour was the historian David Starkey – a notable academic, who has produced a number of books on the Tudor period, along with a series of popular documentaries, most recently on Luther as well as other television appearances such as BBC Question Time.  The students had the chance to meet other history students from Beneneden, Tonbridge, and Cornwallis Academy.

The talk that followed the dinner was on ‘Henry VIII, the first Brexiteer’, thought-provoking and entertainly delivered, and was given to a packed auditorium.  Many of our students were keen to have books signed and pictures taken with David Starkey.