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Hosting Henry VIII at Exeter

Exeter will be hosting a series of Tudor festivities and living history across 13-15 June 2024 as part of Historic Royal Palaces’ Henry VIII on Tour. See our blog piece on Hosting Henry VIII at Exeter and view the full programme of events using the 'Find out more' button below.

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Music at Christchurch Priory

In 1510, Henry VIII arrived at Christchurch Priory on the first substantial royal progress of his reign. Now, over 500 years later, Christchurch Priory will be hosting an enactment of the pre-Reformation liturgy and music of the Lady Mass and service of Compline as might have been heard during Henry's reign. Read our Henry VIII comes to Christchurch Priory to find out more!

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What did Henry VIII do at Christmas?

What did Henry VIII do at Christmas? Like today, it often involved music, guests and lots of food! Find out more about royal Tudor Christmases in our Henry VIII's Christmas blog piece by Anthony Musson.

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Four new blog pieces on 'Sovereign 2023'

One of our study sites, King’s Manor in York, provided the stage for a community performance by York Theatre Royal of C.J. Sansom's Sovereign - a key location in the novel. Find out more about Sovereign and King's Manor in our Project Blog.

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Post-doctoral Research Assistant post [*now closed*]

The Henry VIII on Tour project is looking to recruit a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Assistant to join our multi-disciplinary project team. The closing date for applications is 2nd April 2023.

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Henry VIII on Tour website launched!

We're please to announce the launch of our project website! Here we will keep you up to date with the project's progress and findings. Check back regularly to see what's going on.