CSU, Chico History Professor Jason Nice to Give Lecture Focussing on "Tudor Memories," March 26

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Dr. Jason Nice, history professor and author, presents a free public lecture summarizing the main threads of his recent research on the Tudor’s. Presented Wed., March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, this lecture is sure to attract anyone interested in British history, monarchy, royal palaces, collective memory, or the heritage industry.

“Tudor Memories” will introduce the audience to the history of and curious representations of the Tudors, especially Henry VIII and his wives, as they have evolved over the last five centuries. Their commemorations at Hampton Court Palace will then be analyzed through a series of high-resolution images. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how and why different generations of Britons, and Americans, have embraced or rejected commemorations of the Tudors as well as how Hampton Court Palace gradually transformed from a royal residence into a site of memory after the reign of Henry VIII.

“There is an enormous popular interest in the Tudors – as evidenced by scores of box office films and novels over the past decade,” said Dr. Nice. “Scholars have only recently begun to try to understand this phenomenon.”

Dr. Nice is the author of “Sacred History and National Identity: Comparisons Between Early Modern Wales and Brittany,” published in 2009. His articles have also been published in The English Historical Review, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History, The Catholic Historical Review, and The Welsh History Review. Dr. Nice’s current research project focuses upon the seventeenth-century writings of Thomas Dingley and François-Nicolas Baudot Du Buisson-Aubenay.