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Hidden Henry: Henry the Musician

Published: 29 May 2009
Henry VIII

For BBC Radio 4's new series, 'Hidden Henry', Southampton academics Stephen Rice and Elizabeth Kenny discuss Henry VIII's relationship with music, illustrated with examples from a CD they have recently recorded at Hampton Court Palace. The programme addresses Henry as a composer, a performer and an avid patron of the latest musical styles. It is the last in a five-part series marking the 500th anniversary of Henry's accession to the throne in 1509. 'Hidden Henry' illuminates aspects of the king's life that are often overlooked: in addition to his musical activities, these include his relationship with medicine and his health; Henry as scholar; as father; and as image-maker. The programme aired 29 May 2009 at 15:45.

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