Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch is a highly regarded academic and historian who is head of Ecclesiastical History at St Cross College, Oxford. He has appeared frequently on television and broadcasts regularly on Radio 4. His BBC programme on the History of Christianity examined the origins of Christianity and its relevance in the modern world. Professor MacCullouch is also a prolific and bestselling author who has written extensively about the Reformation and the political and religious turbulence in Tudor England.
This talk is related to his well-regarded biography of Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury who laid the foundations of the Church of England but was ultimately martyred in the reign of the Catholic queen Mary I.
Professor MacCullouch’s newest book on Thomas Cromwell is being released slightly early to allow guests at this event to purchase a copy and potentially have it signed by the author himself on the night.
This event is hosted by the Winchester Catholic History Group as their annual Roy Wake Memorial Lecture.