The November lecture took place at Brooke Weston School, Corby, the first HA meeting at the School. Dr Tracey Sowerby (Pembroke College, University of Oxford) was speaker, and the subject ‘England’s Break with Rome’. Dr Sowerby discussed why the break occurred, how it occurred and the consequences, in the context of both religious change and Henry’s own ‘foul pleasure’. The talk was well received by the audience, and generated much discussion from the students of Brooke Weston School.
In December, the Branch AGM was followed by a lecture from the HA’s own William Walford. This was a highly illustrated talk on ‘The Battle of Naseby and its Historical Importance’. Mr Walford discussed the history of the village, events of the battle and its wider significance in the Civil War.
The next lecture will take place at Northampton College, where Dr Ron Mendel will speak on Protest Movements in Late 20th Century USA. See the programme for further details.