Exhibition – ‘Henry VIII: Man and Monarch’ at British Library (to 6 Sept)


A unique exhibition that looks beyond the myths and stereotypes of Henry’s reign to uncover the man behind the monarch, address the inner intellectual journey of Henry’s monarchy and re-examine our perceptions of the great Tudor monarch.

Through fresh interpretation of rich source material the exhibition will examine the extraordinary transformations – personal and political, intellectual and religious, literary, aesthetic, linguistic – of Henry’s reign.

Books, manuscripts and letters written or annotated by Henry will offer an unprecedented insight into the mind of the king, revealing the driving forces behind his actions, and telling the story of his reign from his own perspective.

British Library
96 Euston Road

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Adults £9 (concessions £7 / £5)
Please note: all tickets have timed entry

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 10.00 – 18.00
Tuesday – 10.00 – 20.00
Saturday – 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday – 11.00 – 17.00

How to purchase tickets:

To book online
Visit the Henry VIII Online Box Office
Please note: you must be able to print your e-ticket.

To book by telephone
Call the Box Office on +44 (0)1937 546 546
Please note: bookings must be made five days before your visit.
£1 booking fee applies per transaction to all telephone bookings.
Box Office open 9.00 – 17.00 Monday to Friday