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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

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Work in Progress: Cathedrals in society: cultural, political, and religious interactions in northern England, c1689-1840.

19th November 2019, 13:00 to 14:00, Seminar Room 2, History Department, Nigel Aston

While there has been much recent scholarship on individual English cathedrals, it has tended (by definition perhaps) to be somewhat inward looking and to have a limited comparative dimension. My study, constructed around the northern province of the Church of England intends to build on this work and offer a refreshed approach to understanding the impact and importance of cathedral communities in society. The start date of 1689 marks the beginning of limited attempts at religious pluralism in England; the terminal one of c1840 the final dismantling of the post-‘Revolutionary’ order (or Ancien Régime church-state arrangements).