David Starkey





David Starkey

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in Kendal, Westmorland, The United Kingdom
January 03, 1945

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David Robert Starkey, CBE, FSA is a British historian, a television and radio presenter, and a specialist in the Tudor period.


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When I was 20, on the threshold of my academic career, I experienced a revelation. I was listening to a performance of Handel’s Messiah at King’s College, Cambridge. The great chapel, with its walls covered in crowns and coats of arms, is a shrine to monarchy. I suddenly realised that...
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“Elizabeth for the whole of Edward's reign, never wore the rich jewels and clothes left her by her father. Instead, she offered a more virtuous example than the writing of Saints Peter and Paul, her maidenly apparel making the ladies of the court ashamed to be dressed and painted like peacocks.”
David Starkey, Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne

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