Cinque Ports campaign launch at Dover Castle

PUBLISHED: 17:30 11 November 2009 | UPDATED: 16:04 20 February 2013

L. Ted Wilcox, Mayor of Faversham and R. Kay Dark, Mayor of Ramsgate

L. Ted Wilcox, Mayor of Faversham and R. Kay Dark, Mayor of Ramsgate

TV historian Dr David Starkey came face to face with King Henry VIII at Dover Castle when he launched a new DVD and tourism campaign promoting the Cinque Ports region. Dr Starkey, a Kent resident and passionate promoter...

TV historian Dr David Starkey came face to face with King Henry VIII at Dover Castle when he launched a new DVD and tourism campaign promoting the Cinque Ports region. Dr Starkey, a Kent resident and passionate promoter of the county's heritage, said the story of the Cinque Ports was a "remarkable piece of our history" that needed to be told.

At the event, Dr Starkey presented the DVD to the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, Admiral the Lord Boyce, while guests - including the 14 mayors of the Cinque Ports - found themselves in the Royal presence of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

Earlier in the day, Dr Starkey also joined the officers of naval fisheries vessel, HMS Severn at the Port of Dover to welcome the DVD into Kent waters from the crew of a traditional Hastings fishing boat.

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