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Murder, Sex and Mayhem in English Churches

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Event Description

Sit in an old church and you will be surrounded by images of murder, sex and mayhem! This talk looks at a variety of images and inscriptions in churches that depict grisly deaths, accidents, murders, and an amazing amount of sexual activity! We will hear stories of a murdered missionary; a seventeenth-century coach crash; a flying man and warnings against having sex with animals! This popular lecture is the result of over four decades of research during which time John has visited over 13,000 churches in England and Wales.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
John Vigar

Meet The Speaker, John

John has been a professional historian and speaker for over 40 years. For much of that time, John also taught at the University of Kent as well as for the WEA and Denman College. His specialist subject is ecclesiology – the study of church architecture and associated topics.

Preparing for the Event

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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!