Professor Ronald Hutton Public Lecture on Queen Elizabeth I

– Posted on Friday 14th December 2018

On Friday 4 January 2019, Manx National Heritage will welcome the return of prominent historian Professor Ronald Hutton, who will speak at the Manx Museum on the subject of Queen Elizabeth I.

Elizabeth I was Queen of England from November 1558 until her death in March 1603.  She took control of the Isle of Man in 1594.   In this fascinating lecture, Professor Hutton will discuss how the Isle of Man came under Elizabeth’s direct rule.

Professor Hutton said:

“Queen Elizabeth I is undisputedly the best remembered of English queens, having featured in film, television series and novels more than any other. This talk is designed to answer the question of why that is, and to try to understand the human being inside the historical legend”.

Professor Hutton has visited the Isle of Man for over a decade and is a leading authority on the history of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  He is Professor of History in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Bristol.

Tickets to the lecture are £10, available from the Manx Museum and www.manxnationalheritage.im/shop.   Members of the Friends of Manx National Heritage receive 10% off ticket price.   Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

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