'Oliver Cromwell and the Haunting of Ireland': a talk by Dr Sarah Covington

10-05-23 - 10-05-23,
7:30 PM - 9:00 AM

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

Location: Via Zoom

In Ireland, few figures have generated more hatred than Oliver Cromwell, whose seventeenth-century conquest endures even today. This talk will look at the ways in which Cromwell was remembered and sometimes conveniently 'forgotten' in Ireland in different sources, the landscape, folklore and memory - the reasons why these happened and how it reshaped Irish history in the process.

Sarah Covington is Professor of History at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City of New York USA, and the Director of Irish Studies at Queens College. She is the author of The Trail of Martyrdom: Persecution and Resistance in Sixteenth Century England (2003) and Wounds, Flesh and Metaphor in Seventeenth-Century England (2009). Her latest book 'The Devil from over the Sea: Remembering and Forgetting Oliver Cromwell in Ireland' was published in 2022.

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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