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image for Play item typeDavid Starkey - A Monarchy of Misfits

Play, Tue 2 Apr 2019

David Starkey

David Starkey

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David Starkey – A Monarchy Of Misfits

The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, when the second son of the Prince of Wales married a divorced American actress of mixed race and uncertain religion, was seen as marking a fundamental modernisation of the British monarchy. Actually, it was only a return the 14th century when one of the many sons of King Edward III married a twice-divorced merry widow who’d eloped with her first husband at the age of 12; another a part-Moorish Spanish princess who (it is claimed) was a direct descendent of the Prophet Muhammad; while a third wed the au pair! This talk traces the radically shifting marriage customs of the British monarchy, from the laxity of the Middle Ages, through the stringencies of the Hanoverians, to the house of Windsor and its sometimes contorted adaptations to the realities of modern family life.

Presented by Sympathetic Developments

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Winner, Access for All Award, Essex Tourism Awards 2010. Winner, Excellence in Customer Service, Colchester Business District Awards 2010.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 2 Apr 2019

Prices

£19

Address

Balkerne Gate,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1PT

Directions

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Map reference: TL 992251  Lat: 51.88885 Long: 0.89330

By Road:
Getting here is really easy; we are only 1 hour from the centre of London.

There are trains every hour to and from London.

Our address is:
Mercury Theatre
Balkerne Gate
Colchester
CO1 1PT

The nearest car park to the theatre is
St Mary's Car Park
Balkerne Hill
Colchester
CO3 3AA

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Winner, Access for All Award, Essex Tourism Awards 2010. Winner, Excellence in Customer Service, Colchester Business District Awards 2010.