The Secret Life of Henry VIII, a Chautauqua presentation by Frank Mullen Jr.
Henry VIII was both Renaissance Man and brutal tyrant. He raised England up from the Middle Ages but set the stage for revolution and civil war two generations later. He is famous for his serial matrimony, but as this presentation shows, there’s more to his majesty than lust and worries over an heir. Henry describes his upbringing and his motives for breaking from the Church of Rome as well as his dreams for his people and his realm.
This Chautuaqua portrayal of Henry VIII is hosted by the Northern Nevada Council for the Social Studies.
The Secret Life of Henry VIII is presented through Humanities on the Road, a program of Nevada Humanities. Nevada Humanities is Nevada's nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.