Lecture: Bishops, kings and saints in early medieval Winchester

Wed 15/07/15 7:00 pm

Sarah Foot is the Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford and a Lay Canon of Christ Church Cathedral. She has written extensively on the history of the Anglo-Saxon Church and is currently beginning work on an intellectual biography of the Venerable Bede. Her most recent book was Æthelstan: the First English Monarch (Yale UP, 2011).

This lecture will explore how Winchester became not just the political base of the kings of Wessex (later of all England) but also the most significant cathedral church in England, second only to the archiepiscopal seat at Canterbury.