Heritage Workshops & Lectures; Spring 2013
The Medieval Boy Bishops: A strange, mysterious, violent, opulent history
WEDS 27 FEB, 7PM
The rule of the boy bishops across Europe in the Middle Ages has a forgotten but disturbing history.
These boys, elected by their fellow choristers, held sway in cathedrals and churches across Europe, exercising some surprising powers and surrounded by elaborate ceremonies that were not only occasions of great festivity, but that were sometimes accompanied by bitter arguments, violence and even murder.
Join Neil Mckenzie as he discusses the work of his first book The Medieval Boy Bishops, the research for which stretched over more than 25 years. He was inspired by a love for the Middle Ages and a desire to make sense of age which was both very like and very unlike our own.
Light refreshments are included in the ticket price for this event and will be served prior to the lecture.
All workshops and lectures can be booked through Peterborough Museum on 01733 864663 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Booking is essential for all workshops and strongly recommended for lectures.
These elaborate ceremonies were sometimes accompanied by bitter arguments, violence and even murder
The Medieval Boy Bishops: A strange, mysterious, violent, opulent history Performances
|Wed 27 Feb||7:00pm||Adults £8, Concessions and Vivacity Heritage Pass Holders £5||For Sale|
- Thorpe Road, Longthorpe, Peterborough, PE3 6LU