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  • Date and time: Saturday 1 June 2024, 11am to 12pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Central Methodist Church, St Saviourgate (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Tudor England: a rogue state cut off from Europe, politically allied with various Muslim kingdoms including the Turkish Ottoman Empire and the Barbary states, wreaking terror across West Africa and the Caribbean, attacking its Catholic adversaries.

This is the other Tudor England that historians like Jerry Brotton are rediscovering from their work in the archives. Join Jerry for an illustrated talk as he reveals a whole new version of the Tudors - and one that resonates with current debates around multiculturalism and the culture wars.

Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner. In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too. 

About the speaker

Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, and a prize-winning and bestselling broadcaster, curator and author. He has published nine books in more than 20 languages. They include A History of the World in Twelve Maps and This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World.


University of York

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop