Talks

Exeter Cathedral: The early years
by Professor Sarah Hamilton

Date: Thursday 24 January 2019

The early history of Exeter Cathedral up to the end of the twelfth century

Exeter Cathedral: The early years

                                             Central boss of the wooden ceiling of the southernmost tower, built early in the 12th century

 

An introduction to the early history of Exeter Cathedral, from its origins in the division of the see of Sherborne in 909 to the end of the twelfth century.   What did Exeter’s churchmen know about the history of their see, and its place in the wider world?

Sarah Hamilton is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Exeter.   Her books include The Practice of Penance, 900-1050 and Church and People in the Medieval West, 900-1200.

 

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