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Thursday 11 October, 6.00pm (admittance not before 5.30pm)

Conference Room, Lambeth Palace

Dr Clive Holmes (University of Oxford): ‘Archbishop Bancroft and Witchcraft’

Some of Archbishop Bancroft’s remarkable collection of printed tracts relating to witchcraft are currently among the highlights of the Ashmolean Museum’s exhibition, Spellbound ( This talk will discusse the presentation of these rare pamphlets, their style, and the substance of the accounts they contain, particularly in comparison with the case files from the Essex Assize Courts. Please call 020 7898 1400 for any queries or email

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Tuesday 23 October, 5.15pm (admittance not before 4.45pm)

Dr David Crankshaw (King’s College, London): ‘ “A man of stomach”: Matthew Parker's reputation’.

Dr Crankshaw is the co-author of the entry for Matthew Parker (1504-1575), Archbishop of Canterbury, in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and is an expert on the English reformation and the Elizabethan church. This event will be followed by a drinks reception.

In association with the University of London seminar on the Religious History of Britain 1500-1800. For any queries please call 020 7 898 1400, or email

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Thursday 25 October 2018, 6:00pm (admittance not before 5.45pm)
Lambeth Palace Library, Great Hall

Professor Diarmaid MacCullochMatters Overlooked: Straightening out the Story of the Reformation.

In association with the AHRC-funded research project Remembering the Reformation.

All are welcome, but registration is essential. For any queries please call 020 7 898 1400, or email

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Wednesday 31 October, 3.30pm (admittance not before 3.15pm)

Great Hall Lambeth Palace, Library

Professor Philippa Hoskin and Dr Hollie Morgan (University of Lincoln)Keeping in touch with Medieval Sigillants.

Professor Hoskin and Dr Morgan are from the Imprint project at the University of Lincoln. The project uses forensic examination of hand marks found in the wax on the reverse of medieval seals to carry out historical investigation into what sealing practices tell us about the development of administrative and legal practices, about the rituals involved with exchange and about medieval ideas of identity.

In association with the Canterbury and York Society. To book or for any queries please email




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