'Cromwell and the Jewish Community': a talk by Paul Lay

03-05-23 - 03-05-23,
7:30 PM - 9:00 AM

Admission: ££6 Adults, £4.50 Students/Museum Members

Location: Via Zoom

Modern Jewish history in England can be traced back to 1655 when, for the first time since their expulsion by Edward I in 1290, Jews were allowed to settle and worship legally. The prime mover in this momentous decision, made against considerable opposition, was Oliver Cromwell. Paul Lay will explain how and why the Protector was determined to see a Jewish community return to England.

Paul Lay is the Literary Editor of 'The Critic' magazine, joint host of the podcast '1666 and All That' and former editor of 'History Today'. He graduated in History at Birkbeck, University of London, winning the Dakin Prize, and worked for . He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Trustee of the Cromwell Museum. His highly acclaimed book 'Providence Lost: the Rise and Fall of Cromwell's Protectorate' was published in 2020.

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.

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

Wednesday 19 April at 7.30pm - Professor Ted Vallance on 'The Trial of Charles I: New Evidence'

Wednesday 26 April at 7.30pm - David Flintham on 'King's Lynn's Civil War Defences: New Archaeological Discoveries'

Wednesday 3 May at 7.30pm - Paul Lay on 'Cromwell and the Jewish Community'

Wednesday 10 May at 7.30pm - Dr Sarah Covington on 'Oliver Cromwell and the Haunting of Ireland'

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PLEASE NOTE: These talks will be held online via Zoom. Joining details will be sent out 48 hours before the talk.

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