Family and Soul: Memorial, Commemoration and the English Parish Church6:30 pm 18 April 2018 The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BE
Dr John Hunt (Department of History, University of Birmingham)
‘Cult of memory’ and ‘cult of family’ form the basis of this lecture, within the perceived continuum of the temporal and spiritual worlds, mutually supportive of each other. It will be primarily concerned with elites in local society, mainly gentry and knightly families, and how they were remembered and commemorated within the context of English parish churches, particularly but not exclusively in the western midlands.
Chairman : Dr Andrew Gray