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The Theological History of the Civil War

Speaker: Bishop Donald Allister

Where did the divine right of kings come from? Why did Charles try to impose episcopacy on the Scots? Did Laud cause the Civil War? Why was the Act of Uniformity so strict? And what can we learn from all of this?

The talk will be at the diocesan retreat house of Launde Abbey and follows on from Bishop Donald's well received talk at Canons Ashby last year. Lunch will be taken at Launde Abbey and afterwards there will be an opportunity for a trip to nearby Withcote Chapel, maintained by the Historic Churches Trust. The cost, to include hot drinks and lunch, will be £25.00, payable to Launde Abbey on the day.

About Launde Abbey: Launde Abbey was founded as an Augustinian priory in 1119 by Richard Basset, a royal official of Henry I. Thomas Cromwell liked the Abbey and although he never lived there, his son Gregory did so, and he is buried at Launde.

Date:

Thursday 24 September 2020

Time:

10 am

Location:

Launde Abbey LE7 9XB

Entry details:

The cost, to include hot drinks and lunch, will be £25.00, payable to Launde Abbey on the day. Book a place using the bookings email.

Email:

bookings@peterborough-diocese.org.uk