The State and the Villagers of Holderness

- Speaker Carol Osgerby


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.


Event Times

Tuesday 14 September: 1000

Booking Details

No booking required

Access

Stairs only access to 1st floor

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

LIVE TALK TO BE HELD AT WRECKING BALL ARTS CENTRE

15 WHITEFRIARGATE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, HU1 2ER