Dr. Susan Brigden, author of the new biography 'Thomas Wyatt: The Heart's Forest' will be giving a lunchtime talk in conjunction with Sherborne Abbey (where Thomas is buried). The talk will take place on Saturday 2nd March.
According to the email I received, the event starts at 12:00 noon, and the talk begins at 12:30. With a ticket, guests will receive canapes and a glass of wine or a soft drink before the talk. Tickets are £11,(£12 for non-members).
The lunchtime talk, in conjunction with Sherborne Abbey, will take place at Digby Memorial Church Hall on Digby Road. Admission to the event is by ticket only.
***BONUS! After the talk, Dr. Brigden will be signing her book and Canon Eric Woods will be available in the Abbey to answer any questions about the burial plaque.
About Dr. Susan Brigden & Her Book...
Dr. Susan Brigden is the author of several books centering around Renaissance and Reformation England, including 'London & the Reformation' (Oxford, 1989), 'New Worlds, Lost Worlds' (2000), and now most recently 'Thomas Wyatt: The Heart's Forest' (Faber and Faber 2012). Dr. Brigden was elected Darby Fellow in History in 1980, and in 1984 she was appointed CUF Lecturer in the University of Oxford. She now teaches at Lincoln College, Oxford, and focuses on Early Modern English, Irish, and European history.
'Thomas Wyatt: The Heart's Forest' is, in Dr. Brigden's words, "a study of Thomas Wyatt, a great poet, a glittering courtier at the court of Henry VIII, and resident ambassador with Charles V." The book (which I am currently reading) tells the story of the brilliant poet, as well as analyzing his words - that is, his beautiful poetry. Though so little about this man is known, Dr. Brigden pieces together facts and tells his story in his own words. Though I have not finished it yet, I can already say that it should be proudly displayed on any Tudor Enthusiast's history bookshelf.
I would attend this event if I could, and it breaks my heart to miss it, but I hope that some of my readers will be able to go and let us know how the talk was. I think it will be a great talk, and I wish very much that I could get my own copy of the book signed! I hope some of my UK readers will consider attending this fun and interesting event!