Gainsborough Fine Arts members hold AGM and learn of the influence in history of Thomas Cromwell

Following their February AGM at members of the Gainsborough & District Fine Arts Society enjoyed an outstanding lecture from historian, Tracy Borman.

Sunday, 14th February 2016, 7:00 am
Gainsborough & District Fine Arts Society held their AGM followed by a talk on Thomas Cromwell by Dr Tracy Borman (centre) with John Derbyshsire (committee member) and Professor Judi Jones (programme secretary)

Brought up in Lincolnshire,

Tracy is now a joint curator along with Lucy Worsley, of the four Historic Royal Palaces which includes Hampton Court and has recently reached number four on the Times Bestseller list with her biography on Henry VIII’s most faithful servant, Thomas Cromwell.

A consummate story teller, she examined the life, loves and legacy of the man who was one of the most powerful figures in Tudor history who changed the shape of England forever.

Cromwell, as architect of England’s break with the Roman Catholic Church and the ensuing Dissolution of the Monasteries, oversaw seismic changes in our country’s history.

Influential in securing Henry’s controversial divorce from Catherine of Aragon, many believe he was also the ruthless force behind Anne Boleyn’s downfall and subsequent execution.

This capable man was also to fall from grace and to lose his life under his tyrannical and egotistical king.