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New York City  |  Monday April 9

Lecture   The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart

The General Society Library    20 W 44 St  |  6:15 PM

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Author and historian Sarah Fraser has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh.

She is the author of The Last Highlander: Scotland's Most Notorious Clan Chief, Rebel, and Double Agent, which won the 2012 Saltire First Book of the Year Prize, and was a New York Times ebook bestseller.

She is a regular contributor on TV and radio and was recently featured on a BBC Scotland documentary, The Best King We Never Had.

Her latest book, on which her lecture is based, is The Prince who Would be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart (Harper Collins, 2018). She is currently writing a series of podcasts for HistoryHit.TV about the Stuart era.

She lives in the Highlands of Scotland.

The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart

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Born at Stirling Castle, Scotland in 1594, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales was the elder son of James I, King of England and Scotland, and his wife, Anne of Denmark.

The Crown Prince was seen as a bright and promising heir, who would break the royal mould and guarantee the succession of the Stuart bloodline. All of Europe hoped he would become the leader of Protestant Europe in the catastrophic religious war just over the horizon.

Henry was the epitome of a Renaissance prince—ambitious, talented, glamorous and dangerous—until his life was cut short when he died of typhoid in 1612 at age 18.

Author and historian Sarah Fraser will discuss Henry's life which spanned an extraordinary period in British history including the Union of Crowns, the Gunpowder Plot, and the founding of British America. She will describe the British court which drew the most talented artists, musicians, scientists, explorers and writers of the age—such as Ben Johnson and Inigo Jones.

She will also show how the young Prince tried to enhance his image by employing agents to seek out treasures to adorn his court. Henry's collection of art, coins, books, antiquaries, armor and sculpture formed the backbone of the British Library and the Royal Collection.

In her talk Sarah will bring Henry, his Court and his era to life using research based on her new book The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart (Harper Collins, 2018).

New York City  |  Monday April 9

Lecture   The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart

The General Society Library    20 W 44 St  |  6:15 PM

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