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The Civil Wars in East Anglia 1640-1650.

Matthew Hopkins at work - from The Discovery of Witches, 1647 (Bodleian Library)

with Dr Andrew Lacey

in The Old Court, Sutton Hoo (map)
on Saturday, 26th May, 2012

East Anglia was known as the heartland of puritan loyalty during the civil wars, the home of Oliver Cromwell, the New Model Army and the Eastern Association. We will explore the history of the region in this exciting period, pausing, along the way, to consider the activities of William Dowsing and Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder-General.

Provisional Programme
  10.00 Coffee on arrival  
  10.15 “These distracted times” : the experience of civil war in seventeenth-century England.  
  11.15 Coffee  
  11.45 East Anglia: Puritan heartland?  
  12.45 Lunch break (bring picnic or eat in NT restaurant)  
  14:00 Cleansing the land of pollution: Dowsing and Hopkins.  
  15:00 Tea break  
  15:15 1648: the siege of Colchester.  
  c.16:20 Close  

About Dr Andrew Lacey

Andrew Lacey completed a first degree in history and a postgraduate degree in Library and Information Studies. From 1988 he worked as a Univeristy librarian and was College Librarian at Trinity Hall, Cambridge from 1994 to 2005 and a member of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Architecture and History of Art from 2005 to 2008.
In tandem with his professional career, Andrew has pursued his academic interests and teaching. He is a Tutor in continuing education at both Oxford and Cambridge. His teaching and research includes work on the English Civil War and the seventeenth century, the relationship between art and power, and twentieth century European history. He was awarded a Doctorate by the University of Leicester for research on the cult of King Charles I, later by the Boydell Press. Andrew has also published many articles and essays on aspects of seventeenth-century history and he is currently writing an on-line course for the University of Oxford on the English Civil War.
For more on Andrew and his work, see his website at www.andrewlacey.co.uk

Some suggestions for further reading
(useful but not essential)

Holmes, C., The Eastern Association in the English Civil War (Cambridge, 1974)
Morrill, J., The revolt of the provinces : conservatives and radicals in the English Civil War 1630-1650 (London 1980)
Ashton, R., Counter revolution : the second Civil War and its origins, 1646-8 (London 1994)
Braddick, M., God’s fury, England’s fire : a new history of the English Civil Wars (London 2008)
Cooper, T. (ed), The journal of William Dowsing : iconoclasm in East Anglia during the English Civil War (Woodbridge 2001)
Evans. J.T., Seventeenth century Norwich : politics, religion and government 1620-1690 (Oxford 1979)
Everitt, A.M., The local community and the Great Rebellion (London 1969)
Everitt, A.M. (ed), Suffolk and the great rebellion (Ipswich 1960)
Gaskill, N. Witchfinders : a seventeenth century English tragedy
(London 2005)
Hunt, W., The Puritan moment : the coming of revolution in an English county (Cambridge, Mass. 1983)
Ketton-Kremer, R.W., Norfolk in the Civil war (London 1969)
Macfarlane, A., Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England : a regional and comparative study, 2nd ed. (London 1999)
Morrill, J., ‘The Army revolt of 1647’. In: The nature of the English Revolution (London 1993)
Morrill, J., ‘Mutiny and discontent in English provincial armies 1645-1647’., in The nature of the English revolution (London 1993)
Underdown, D., Pride’s purge :politics in the puritan revolution (Oxford 1971)
Underdown, D., Revel, riot and rebellion : popular politics and culture in England, 1603-1660 (Oxford 1996)



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