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Cromwell Museum Autumn Online Lecture Series 2022 - Puritan Princesses: Oliver Cromwell’s Daughters: a talk by Miranda Malins

Cromwell Museum Autumn Online Lecture Series 2022 - Puritan Princesses: Oliver Cromwell’s Daughters: a talk by Miranda Malins

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 19:30

The Cromwell Museum is delighted to announce the 2022 Cromwell Museum Autumn Lecture Series, again being held via Zoom.

Behind the politics, war and religion that we associate with Oliver Cromwell was a man who was devoted to his family. His sons took after their father to one degree or another, but how much do we know about Cromwell's four daughters? The remarkable stories of these four women is revealed by historian and noverlist Miranda Malins, who has brought the eldest and youngest back to life in her first two novels.

Dr Miranda Malins is a writer and historian specialising in the history of Oliver Cromwell, his family and the politics of the Interregnum period following the Civil Wars. She studied at Cambridge University, leaving with a PhD, and continues to speak at conferences and publish journal articles and book reviews. Her novels 'the Puritan Princess' and 'the Rebel Daughter' have proved to be hughly succesful.

This talk will be recorded and put on a private channel after the 'live talk' for ticket holders to view at their leisure if they miss the live talk or wish to view them again.

PLEASE NOTE: These talks will be held online via Zoom. Joining details will be sent out the week before the talk.

This talk is part of a four part lecture series; for season tickets please click here.

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
The Cromwell Museum
Political Printing!

Political Printing!

Sat, 10 Dec 2022 10:30

The Civil Wars of the 1640s were the first 'Fake News' war in English, with an explosion of printed material, the birth of the popular press and both sides using propaganda to promote their cause, as well as helping in the growth of radical political movements such as the Levellers. This event will bring to life how printing worked as we turn one of the courtrooms in Huntingdon Town Hall into a 17th century printers workshop, printing replicas of one of the Leveller's most iconic pamphlets.

Members of the Times Past Living History group will be bringing in a replica of a 17th century printing press and demonstrating how pages were created for the newsbooks of the period, from typesetting to bookbinding. Visitors can even take a souvenir page away with them!

Costumed characters will be on hand to explain to people the Leveller movement and bring this exciting period of radical politics to life!

The event runs from 10.30am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday in Huntingdon Town Hall; admission is free of charge.

Venue:
Huntingdon Town Hall
Contact:
Cromwell Museum
Political Printing!

Political Printing!

Sun, 11 Dec 2022 10:30

The Civil Wars of the 1640s were the first 'Fake News' war in English, with an explosion of printed material, the birth of the popular press and both sides using propaganda to promote their cause, as well as helping in the growth of radical political movements such as the Levellers. This event will bring to life how printing worked as we turn one of the courtrooms in Huntingdon Town Hall into a 17th century printers workshop, printing replicas of one of the Leveller's most iconic pamphlets.

Members of the Times Past Living History group will be bringing in a replica of a 17th century printing press and demonstrating how pages were created for the newsbooks of the period, from typesetting to bookbinding. Visitors can even take a souvenir page away with them!

Costumed characters will be on hand to explain to people the Leveller movement and bring this exciting period of radical politics to life!

The event runs from 10.30am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday in Huntingdon Town Hall; admission is free of charge.

Venue:
Huntingdon Town Hall
Contact:
Cromwell Museum