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The Life and Times of Sir Walter Raleigh

The Life and Times of Sir Walter Raleigh

Monday, 29th October 2018 | 4:00pm - 7:30pm | St Margaret's Church

Free, booking required

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Westminster Abbey will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Sir Walter Raleigh with a day of events in St Margaret’s Church on Monday 29th October.

Raleigh’s body is buried near the high altar in St Margaret’s, and a stained glass window - installed above the west door in 1882 - shows Raleigh sailing for the Americas, his imprisonment and burial. There is also a memorial tablet on the south east wall of the church.

Join us for these special events remembering the great Elizabethan explorer, courtier, writer and poet. Please see below for booking information.


Symposium: Sir Walter Raleigh beyond England

Monday 29th October, 4:00–5:30pm 

St Margaret's Church

Speakers to include: Dr Eric Klingelhofer, Emeritus Professor of History, Mercer University, Georgia, USA; Dr Beverley Straube, Curator/Archaeologist, First Colony Foundation

Tickets: To book tickets (free), visit the Eventbrite website


Lecture: The life and times of Sir Walter Raleigh

Monday 29th October, 6:30–7:30pm 

St Margaret's Church

Lecturer: Dr Mark Nicholls, St John's College, Cambridge. Co-author with Penry Williams of Sir Walter Raleigh: in Life and Legend

Tickets: To book tickets (free), visit the Eventbrite website


Further events at St Margaret’s during October will commemorate Sir Walter Raleigh

A Sung Eucharist in commemoration of Sir Walter Raleigh will be held on Sunday 28th October at 11:00am - See St Margaret's Church service listings for further information. All are welcome to attend.

 

Event information

Start Date:29th October 2018
Start Time:4:00pm
End Time:7:30pm
Location: St Margaret's Church
Price: Free, booking required

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