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Thursday 11 October, 6pm (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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