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Lambeth Palace Library lectures

Join a free lecture exploring the differing historical recollections of the Reformation period.


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12 Mar - 12 Mar 2024

Ticket Information

Admission free. Booking essential

Location Info

Lambeth Palace Library, Lambeth Palace Road, London, UK

Book your ticket for a free lecture hosted by the Lambeth Palace Library in association with the Institute for Historical Research. 

Tue 12 Mar at 5pm: Rome and the Anglicans – and their Histories of the Reformation

This lecture by Michael Questier from Durham University, presented in association with the Institute for Historical Research,  looks the relationship between Rome and England in the Reformation period and explores the ‘Catholic’ tradition in the Anglican church.

Histories of the post-Reformation Church of (and in) England are often incompatible with each other. Much of the relevant scholarly output focuses on trying to resolve contradictory interpretations of events that use the same texts to draw completely different perspectives. Likewise, political narratives that are technically about the same topic often focus on quite different things.

What do we mean by terms such as 'puritanism', 'Calvinism' and 'Laudianism'? While consensus and agreement on these historical questions are not expected any time soon, the differences in 'Catholic' and ‘Anglican’ accounts do allow for a discussion of what we might take to be the 'Catholic' tradition in the Church of England.

This lecture takes place in Lambeth Palace Library’s rooftop events space and is free to attend, booking is essential. Book online here.

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