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ROAD SCHOLAR UNDERWRITES NEW PBS WOLF HALL SERIES AND UNVEILS EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURE EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF TUDOR ENGLAND

BOSTON, Mass., April 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Not-for-profit Road Scholar, the world leader in lifelong learning since 1975 and a local sponsor of the recent Public Broadcasting System (PBS) documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, is underwriting Wolf Hall, a new series adapted from the award-winning novel by Hilary Mantel.

Wolf Hall began its national run on PBS this month, and chronicles the rise of Thomas Cromwell as the chief advisor of Henry VIII. In addition to being a local underwriter of the series on PBS stations in New York, Boston, Chicago and Miami, Road Scholar has developed "Wolf Hall" on Location: The Places & Personalities of Tudor England, a 13-day educational adventure that enlists expert theologians and historians to explore not only the fascinating history of the Tudor dynasty but also properties featured in the series, including Montecute House and Lacock Abbey.

"The story of Thomas Cromwell, so compellingly rendered in Hilary Mantel's best-selling book, explores a particularly interesting period in British history that has always fascinated Americans," said James Moses, President and CEO of Road Scholar. "We are pleased to partner with PBS stations in New York, Chicago, Miami and Boston in providing viewers the opportunity to learn about the extraordinary life of Thomas Cromwell and his legacy."

In addition to the PBS series currently airing nationally, Wolf Hall and its successor Bring Up The Bodies have also enjoyed a successful run on the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), and is currently in previews with a production by the Royal Shakespeare Company on Broadway in New York

Road Scholar offers many educational adventures that explore the history and architecture of historic and modern-day England, including:

"Wolf Hall" on Location: The Places and Personalities of Tudor England

www.roadscholar.org/22205

Join historians and authors on location, from the heart of London to the cities and towns in the South of England and lift the veil on the life and times of British royalty.

Quintessential Britain

www.roadscholar.org/12187

Explore the history, geography, culture, literature, houses and gardens of Great Britain from London to Edinburgh.

The Best of England and Wales: Shakespeare to Snowdonia, Castles to Colleges

www.roadscholar.org/21454

Outstanding local experts tell the stories of royals, poets and commoners and illuminate the essence of Britain as participants explore Windsor, Oxford, The Lake District, the Cotswolds, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon and the rugged coast of Wales.

English Literature on Location

www.roadscholar.org/20128

Gain entry to the world of great British authors in the places where they lived, worked, dined and found inspiration.

To enroll in Wolf Hall or any of the Road Scholar programs featured here, please visit www.roadscholar.org or call (800) 454-5768.

About Road Scholar

Not-for-profit Road Scholar's mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel. Our learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime. Since inception, more than 5 million people have enrolled in our 5,500 iconic educational adventures offered annually in 50 states and 150 countries around the world.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. To learn more, please visit our website at www.roadscholar.org/press.

CONTACT: Stacie Fasola (617) 457-5418 Despina Gakopoulos (617) 457-5502 newsmedia@roadscholar.orgSource: Road Scholar