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Breakspear: the unknown English pope

Lambeth Palace Library Lambeth Palace Road, London

Speaker: Adrian Waddingham Nicholas Breakspear has been overlooked for centuries, even though his achievements outshone those of his contemporary, Thomas Becket. Born in poverty and probably illegitimate, Breakspear rose to become the only Englishman to ascend the throne of Saint Peter, ruling over the papal states as Adrian IV. His life is not a tale […]

Professor Nicholas Tyacke (University College, London): The Death of William III (1702) and the ‘Secularization Thesis’.

Lambeth Palace Library Lambeth Palace Road, London

This paper will examine changing ideas of the sacred and the secular as evinced by the responses in print to the death of William III. In association with the University of London research seminar on the Religious History of Britain, 1500-1800. All are welcome, but those wishing to attend should book a free ticket at Eventbrite, […]