David Starkey spoke at the annual dinner of the Friends of the Great Hall and Archives of St Bartholomew’s Hospital this week.
He said that Henry VIII was the first Eurosceptic, the direct antecedent of UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
Throwing his support behind the Save Barts Great Hall campaign, Starkey said if this great building could survive the Tudor monarch, surely it can also survive David Cameron.
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