Wednesday 22 January
Inner Temple History Society Lecture
London and the Reformation
Dr Susan Brigden
Author of London and the Reformation & Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford
This lecture will study the religious and social world of a community transformed by the Reformation. Londoners had once worshipped together in their hundred parish churches but as successive monarchs demanded new allegiances they become divided by religion. In London the new evangelical faith was most fervently proselytised, but also most fervently resisted. Thirty nine religious houses were dissolved and more heretics went to the flames in the City than in any other place in England. In this period of exceptional volatility and religious turmoil citizens were forced to choose between true and false images, between private faith and public conformity.
6.30pm for 6.45pm after Choral Evensong
Venue: The Temple Church