The English Reformation in Exeter
Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 13.15 in the Pearson Education Centre
An illustrated talk by Diane Walker.
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About the talk
The Reformation in England had profound effects on the state, the church, society and the lives of individuals. Diane will look at these effects with particular reference to events in and around Exeter during the 16th and 17th centuries, including King Henry VIII’s marriage problems, the introduction of an English Prayer Book and rebellion in the South West, Civil War and the martyrdom of King Charles I, the arrival of the Prince of Orange on the Devon coast, the formation of the Church of England and much more.
About the anniversary
2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 theses on the door of the castle chapel in the German town of Wittenberg – an event that has become known as the starting point of the Reformation.
The idea behind marking the anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 in Great Britain is to promote the understanding of the significance of the Reformation for British society, the church and identity and consciousness of the Lutheran heritage.
Read more about the anniversary on the website of the Lutheran Council of Great Britain