‘Cromwell’s Head’: a talk by Dr Jonathan Fitzgibbons

23-11-22 - 23-11-22,
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

Location: Via Zoom

Oliver Cromwell's magnificent funeral in 1658 was a regal affair, witnessed by thousands and drawing on all the trappings of state. Yet less than three years later his corpse was removed from Westminster Abbey and 'executed' at Tyburn. This gruesome ceremony launched Cromwell's head on three centuries of extraordinary adventures, from a traitor's pole by Westminster Hall to an exhibition in London's Bond Street, the probings of 'cranial detectives' to the peace of a Cambridge college. This talk tells the story of the head's remarkable journey...

Dr Jonathan Fitzgibbons is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Lincoln. He is the author of 'Cromwell’s Head (2008), 'King Charles' Shirt' (2009) and 'Cromwell's House of Lords' (2018). He is a trustee of the Cromwell Association.

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 9 November at 7.30pm - John Rees on 'The Putney Debates and the Birth of Democracy'

Wednesday 16 November at 7.30pm - Dr Rebecca Warren on 'Protector or Persecutor: Witches, the Devil and Oliver Cromwell'

Wednesday 23 November at 7.30pm - Dr Jonathan Fitzgibbons on 'Cromwell's Head'

Wednesday 30 November at 7.30pm - Miranda Malins on 'Puritan Princesses: Oliver Cromwell's Daughters'

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

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