Medieval Murder Mystery - Piety, Power, Politics and Persecution

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Christians and Jews in Medieval Bury St Edmunds – by Harvard University Research Associate, E. M. Rose

Part of the Abbey 1000 Celebrations and the Museum's The Abbey of St Edmund: Artisan and Pilgrimage Exhibition.

Medieval Murder mystery

Searching for effective means to combat encroaching royal power and preserve Bury’s much-vaunted liberties, Samson of Bury seized on a divisive issue and identified a martyred child victim. By fanning local fears with a dramatic courtroom performance, he divided a previously integrated community and propelled himself to elected office. In this talk, Dr E. M. Rose examines an intriguing medieval murder mystery and the power politics behind it.

Starts: 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)

Tickets: Adult £5, Full Time Student £4

Booking: Essential - at the Book Tickets link above or call 01284 758000.

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