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The Church of England, history and provenance

Church of England

Vicars on bicycles, cream teas, garden fêtes and bazaars?

Learn about the extraordinary history of the national church which belittles its cosy image and opens up a world of saints and sinners, prelates and monarchs, subterfuge and even some sex!


Lectures & Talks

Talks may be customised to suit your requirements. They are usually accompanied by Power Point projection and sound.
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Canterbury Cathedral, mother church of the Anglican Communion

Canterbury Cathedral

What is Anglicanism?

A history and explanation of how the Church of England went global.


Twelve Tudor Queens

Ten Tudor Queens

Elizabeth of York, Mary and Margaret Tudor, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey, Mary, Elizabeth.

Deadlier than the male, powers behind the thrones, formative figures in a tumultuous era whose various influences are with us to this day.

This series can be customised to include particular queens or delivered in seven lectures.


Anne of Cleves, England’s half-forgotten queen

Anne of Cleves, by Hans Holbein the Younger

The fourth of Henry VIII’s six wives,

a humiliated pawn in the heady world of religion and politics, destined to become his ‘beloved sister’ but to outlive all the others.