Lexington, Virginia • October 13, 2009
Suzannah Lipscomb, a research curator at Hampton Court Palace, London, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.
Lipscomb's lecture is titled "Prince to Tyrant: What Changed Henry VIII?" and will examine aspects of the Tudor world with an emphasis on historical research.
This lecture, sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program and the history department, is free and open to the public.
A former Royal Historical Society Marshall Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, Lipscomb is currently a member of a team working to recreate the Tudor Palace to mark the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne in 1509.
Lipscomb's book, "1536: The Year That Changed Henry VIII," published this year, was described by acclaimed historian David Starkey as "a bold and original attempt to unravel one of the great mysteries of English history."
In addition to her Tuesday night talk, Lipscomb will be a guest lecturer in a Shakespeare class at W&L and visit with Medieval and Renaissance Studies faculty and students.
Lipscomb was educated at Epsom College and Lincoln College, Oxford, where she studied modern history and received her master's in historical research.
Photograph of Suzannah Lipscomb courtesy of John Cairns: www.johncairnsphotography.co.uk