Risen from Obscurity? Oliver Cromwell's Early Life: a talk by John Morrill

05-06-24 - 05-06-24,
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Location: Via Zoom

Oliver Cromwell was born in Huntingdon on 25 April 1599 - 425 years years ago this year, but how much do we really know about his early life? Stories abound of being kidnapped as a baby by a pet monkey, dissolute drinking, debt and depression, but how much of this is true and what do we know about the early experiences of the man who later became a soldier and Lord Protector?

John Morrill is Professor of British and Irish History at the University of Cambridge and was Fellow and Vice Master and Acting Master of Selwyn College Cambridge. He has written and edited 26 books and over 100 articles, mainly on British and Irish History in the period 1500-1800. He is recognised as one of the world's leading authorities on Oliver Cromwell and in 2023 he completed editing a four-volume edition of all his recorded words.

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:

We are delighted to welcome over four successive Wednesdays:

Wednesday 29 May at 7.30pm - Mark Turnbull on 'King Charles I: Man, Monarch and Memory'

Wednesday 5 June at 7.30pm - Professor John Morrill on 'Risen from Obscurity? Oliver Cromwell's Early Life'

Wednesday 12 June at 7.30pm - Dr Stuart Jennings on 'The Experience of the Civil Wars'

Wednesday 17 June at 7.30pm - Stuart Orme on 'Mrs Cromwell's Cookbook: 1600s Food, Print and Politics'

Click on the titles for more information and individual bookings.

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

Admission: £20 Adults (for 4 talks), £15 for students/Museum Members (for 4 talks); for individual talks £6 Adults, £4.50 students/Museum Members.

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