Wolfson Lecture 2020: Diarmaid MacCulloch on Thomas Cromwell
July 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thomas Cromwell and the dissolution of the monasteries
Diarmaid MacCulloch provides a new look at the most notorious act of destruction of Henry VIII’s reign and suggests reasons for supposing that the story is not quite as is traditionally told.
Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor Emeritus of the History of the Church, Oxford University, and Fellow of St Cross College and of Campion Hall. His History of Christianity: the first three thousand years won the 2010 Cundill Prize; his next book is Sex and the Church, of which his TV series of 2015 was a foretaste. He was knighted in 2012. His biography of Thomas Cromwell appeared in 2018.
After the lecture, we shall have a reception overlooking the Cherwell.
Given the present pandemic, we intend opening booking later than usual: Members will be notified.
Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, early 17th century, based on a work of 1532-1533 NPG 1727
© National Portrait Gallery, London