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David Starkey: A Monarchy of Misfits tickets

Anson Rooms University Of Bristol Students Union in Bristol

Tuesday 12th March 2019

6:30pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

This talk traces the radically shifting marriage customs of the British monarchy

 
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David Starkey: A Monarchy of Misfits on Tuesday 12th March 2019

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The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, when the second son of the Prince of Wales married a divorced American actress of mixed race and uncertain religion, was seen as marking a fundamental modernisation of the British monarchy.

Actually, it was only a return the 14th century when one of the many sons of King Edward III married a twice-divorced merry widow who’d eloped with her first husband at the age of 12; another a part-Moorish Spanish princess who (it is claimed) was a direct descendent of the Prophet Muhammad; while a third wed the au pair!

This talk traces the radically shifting marriage customs of the British monarchy, from the laxity of the Middle Ages, through the stringencies of the Hanoverians, to the house of Windsor and its sometimes contorted adaptations to the realities of modern family life.

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