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Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program Presents a Talk by Thomas Freeman

Thomas Freeman, current research fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 4:15 p.m., in Payne Hall, room 21. It is sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program.

The event is free and open to the public. The title of Freeman’s lecture is “Women Martyrs During the Reign of (Bloody) Mary.”

Freeman is editor of the John Foxe Project at the University of Sheffield. An historian of martyrdom and monarchy in sixteenth-century England, Freeman is the editor of two recent books, Tudors and Stuarts on Film (Palgrave, 2008) and Martyrs and Martyrdom in England, 1400-1700 (Ashgate, 2007).

He has a forthcoming book, with Elizabeth Evanden, through Cambridge University Press: Religion and the Book: the Making of John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.