FIND out why, for leading historian David Starkey, the Reformation was our first Brexit.

Television's 'Mr History' is set to come to Worcester's Huntingdon Hall where he will focus not only on the Tudor age, but our own.

A spokesman said: "David Starkey first appeared on television screens in 1977 and was a regular contributor to the BBC. He was also a teacher, but after 30 years in the profession began focusing more on his presenting, becoming a wider public figure in 1992 on the BBC Radio 4 program The Moral Maze. Specialising in Tudor history, the reign and court of Henry VIII is a particular area of expertise."

Dr Starkey said: "Henry VIII is the only king whose shape you remember. He bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today. "The Reformation is the first Brexit; his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis.”

The date for the diary is Thursday May 25.

Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01905 611427.