15 Whitefriargate, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU1 2ER
This talk will explore the small Holderness villages of Hollym, Holmpton and Welwick. how a domestic servant threatened the lives of King Henry VIII and the Duke of Norfolk and which led to her execution, together with religious dissenters.
Henry VIII's rift with Rome had serious repercussions locally as suspicions began to arise about his long term intentions.
Closure of monasteries, sale of their lands to prominent families and fears that closure might extend to Parish Churches too and fears of of changes to religious practices. Concerns led to widespread unrest as the Pilgrimage of Grace recruited 9000 armed East Yorkshire men to lay siege to Hull and York and in the aftermath the Duke of Norfolk was sent to deal with the dissidents.
I aim to show that the remotest village was aware of what was happening in London and I will also relate a sad and strange story of a witch prosecuted for treason rather than the black arts.
Tuesday 14 September:1000
No booking required
Stairs only access to 1st floor
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
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