A Blot of Blood & Grease – The Reign of Henry VIII : Dr Philip Brindle

"The above is how Charles Dickens described Henry VIII's place in the page books of English history. Yet, during the successIve reigns of his children, in popular memory he was held up as ""Good King Hal"".  Ever since he has mostly been remembered as a lusty if murderously capricious monarch who married six wives and beheaded two of them. This course will untangle the knot of contradictions that was Henry VIII, both as a man and as a king, and trace his legacy in subsequent English history"

Tutor: Dr Philip Brindle

"Dr Philip Brindle (B.A. Ph.D. PGCE, FIFL) has taught for 40 years in universities, both in Britain and America, schools, sixth form and further education colleges, and in adult education. He has a doctorate in the history of 17th century Northamptonshire and has spent much of his time teaching history or law to students aged from 16 to 86. Latterly he has worked training tutors and teaching prospective adult teachers for the WEA and Luton Adult Community Learning, plus a range of history courses for the REC. "