What's on Festival Programme Tracy Borman - Henry VIII and the men who made him Henry VIII was one of Britain’s most charismatic, influential and enigmatic monarchs. Tracy Borman, author, broadcaster and joint Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces, reveals the secrets and personalities of Thomas Wolsey, Richard Rich, Thomas Cromwell and the other men who surrounded Henry and explains how they set about attempting to wield influence over him, while at the same time desperately avoiding offending or upsetting this most obstinate, irritable and controversial of England’s kings – a situation which could have fatal consequences. 'This deeply researched and grippingly written biography brings Cromwell to life and exposes the Henrician court in all its brutal, glittering splendour.' Alison Weir Illustrated talk. Book now Booking for this event has now closed.