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Book Launch at St Alkmunds Church - Thursday 21st October, 7.30pm

Book Launch at St Alkmunds Church - Thursday 21st October, 7.30pm Regime and Religion: Shrewsbury 1400-1700 by Barbara Coulton

The launch of this book describing Shrewsbury's political and religious life from the deposition of Richard II in 1399 to the deposing of James II three centuries later.It relates the struggle between Catholics and Protestants played out among Shrewsbury's clerics.

It tells the story of the Civil War, which divided congregations and ministers, with the emergence of surprisingly militant nonconformists.It gives the background of national events affecting Shrewsbury Corporation and charters and, above all, the townspeople.

Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase.

This is a Friends of St. Alkmund'sevent.

For further details please contact Liz Simbleton 01743 351013

Tickets £5 from Simon BaynesBook Shop in Milk Street , and on the door.

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