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Famous Fool: who was William Somers?

Who’s who of Hampton Court Palace? 5 talks, 5 characters, 500 years of history.

William Somers instantly won Henry VIII over with his wicked sense of humour and was offered a place as the King’s court jester in 1525. For the next twenty years Henry was accompanied by Somers for better or worse. But Somers’ jokes often went too far, he was dared to call Princess Elizabeth a “bastard”, and had to go into hiding for a short time after Henry threatened his life. Join this talk as we explore the life and folly of Britain’s best known fool.


Dr Tracy Borman | talks | www


Date and Time:

11 November 2015 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hampton Court Palace
East Molesey
0844 482 7777
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Historic Royal Palaces
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