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THOMAS CROMWELL: A Life with Diarmaid MacCulloch
1 October @ 7:00 pm
Diarmaid MacCulloch in conversation with Marian Lyons.
NO BOOKING REQUIRED, ALL WELCOME ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS
Diarmaid MacCulloch’s biography of Thomas Cromwell is the most complete and persuasive life written of this elusive figure, a masterclass in historical detective work, making connections not previously seen. It draws together national and international events, and uncovers the channels of power in early Tudor England. The book overturns many received interpretations, for example that Cromwell was a cynical, ‘secular’ politician without deep-felt religious commitment, or that he and Anne Boleyn were allies because of their common religious sympathies – in fact he destroyed her. MacCulloch’s biography reveals for the first time Cromwell’s true place in the making of modern England and Ireland.
Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University and has written a number of award-winning titles: Thomas Cranmer, Reformation and A History of Christianity, which was adapted into a six-part BBC television series.
Marian Lyons is Professor of History at Maynooth University.
No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis