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Reformation on the Record

November 3, 2017 - November 4, 2017
The National Archives

Ruskin Avenue, Kew
London TW9 4DU
United Kingdom

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We are delighted to announce a two-day conference focussing on research into the Reformation that has been conducted using records from The National Archives. The conference will take place at The National Archives in Kew.

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, with the promulgation of Martin Luther’s 95 theses. The National Archives holds an enormous collection of public records that document the changes and continuities in governance of the Church and State in 15th, 16th and 17th century Britain and Ireland, and shed light on religious practices and popular piety. Many of these records have not been used extensively in the historiography and have the potential to offer deeper insight into this period.

This conference is the highlight of our Reformation programme in 2017. It features more than 30 speakers from academic institutions across the UK, the opportunity to participate in workshops involving original records, and a keynote lecture to be delivered by Professor Richard Rex (University of Cambridge).

It is our intention to create a network of scholars and postgraduates researching the Reformation using our documents, and to develop the profile of The National Archives as a hub for Reformation studies. The conference will form a key part of the network, bringing together current research on the Reformation and drawing on the holdings of The National Archives.

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October 27, 2017, 5:00pm BST

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