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Simon of Sudbury – Victim or Villain?

14 June 2018 No Comment

Simon of Sudbury – Victim or Villain?

Your chance to debate and celebrate the significance of the Peasants’ Revolt and Simon of Sudbury in English History

Was Simon of Sudbury a Victim or a Villain?

Friday 15th June 2018, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, at St Gregory’s Church, Gregory St., Sudbury CO10 1BA.

On the 14th June 1381, Simon Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor of England was brutally murdered by Peasants from Suffolk, Essex and Kent who had marched into London. 600 years later Simon of Sudbury’s head is still in safe keeping at St Gregory’s Church.

Please register your attendance by emailing: eddiejbone@aol.co.uk  or by calling: 07980 667732.

6.00 – 6.10: Introduction by Rev Canon Cheryl Collins of St Gregory’s Church who will Chair the debate.

6.10 – 6.45: Music from Jonny Day telling the story of the Peasants’ Revolt. Songs including: Lollards Lament / What Does Tyler Want? / Kings Revenge / Vice or Virtue.

You can listen to his music at: www.thegreatrising.co.uk .

7.00 – 7.30: The Sudbury Debate

Rt. Hon. Professor John Denham

John was an MP for Southampton, Itchen for 23 years. He was Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills from 2007 to 2009 and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from 2009 to 2010. John was also the Shadow Business Secretary in Ed Miliband’s Shadow Cabinet from 2010 to 2011. John is now a Professor of English Identity and Politics at the University of Winchester and Convenor of University’s Centre for English Identity and Politics.

Professor Robert Tombs

Robert is a Professor of History at Cambridge University and a Fellow at St John’s College. In 2014 Robert published ‘The English and Their History’, which was named book of the Year by the Daily Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement, The Times, Spectator, and The Economist.

Roger Green

Roger has run Music and Performing Arts Departments in several schools, including Great Cornard and for fifteen years he worked as a lecturer at the University of Cambridge. Roger was also chairman of the Friends of St Peter, Sudbury for 27 years and much of his historical research has been inspired by that wonderful building, which stands proudly at the heart of Sudbury.

7.30 -8.00: Questions from the audience.

The Rev Canon Cheryl Collins will give private viewings of Simon of Sudbury’s head.

After the debate, Mauldons, The Black Adder Brewery has kindly donated a free tasting of their specially brewed ‘Bishop’s Head’ at their pub: The Brewery Tap, East Street, Sudbury C010 2TP

On Saturday, the 16th June, between 2pm and 3pm / 5pm and 6pm the Nethergate Brewery, Rodbridge Corner, Long Melford C010 9HJ, will be hosting live performances of Jonny Day’s new album, The Great Rising, Story of the Peasants’ Revolt.

This information is taken from the printed flier. Due to recent ill health, Cheryl Collins may not be able to participate as stated above.

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