David Starkey

‘Pastime with good company’ – how the image of ‘Bluff King Hal’ glosses over the harsh realities of life-and-death court intrigues played out among the nooks and crannies of the king’s private apartment.

David Starkey describes a small-scale, regional, sixteenth century event that, nonetheless, illuminates the age.

David Starkey introduces our special issue, and the Greenwich exhibition.

David Starkey provides an introduction to the remarkable ruler and places his achievements in a European context.

David Starkey looks at what impresses the contemporary visitor to Henry VIII's palaces

David Starkey explores one of his favourite museum galleries, in south London.

'Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.' – Richard Hooker.

David Starkey visits the Lincoln Center for a night at the opera.