Martin Kemp

Speaker: Gareth Russell

Topic: 500 Years of Hampton Court Palace

Venue: Ondaatje Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Centre

Time: 12:00-13:00 Sunday 17 September

Talk Summary:

Architecturally breathtaking and rich in splendid art and décor, Hampton Court Palace has been the stage of some of the most important events in British history, such as the commissioning of King James’s version of the Bible, the staging of many of Shakespeare’s plays, and Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation ball. Gareth Russell paints a vivid portrait of these and many more events that have marked the history of the ‘Palace’.

Gareth Russell is a Northern Irish historian and writer. His latest book is The Palace: From the Tudors to the Windsors, 500 Years of History at Hampton Court.