Dio­cese of South­well and Not­ting­ham

The Church of England - - THE CHURCH IN ENGLAND -

In­ter­na­tion­ally renowned au­thor Dame Hilary Mantel will be the spe­cial guest at an event to launch ‘The Cran­mer Con­nec­tion’ - a project that will see a per­ma­nent cel­e­bra­tion of the As­lock­ton’s fa­mous an­ces­tor Thomas Cran­mer: the Arch­bishop of Can­ter­bury who steered Henry VIII and Eng­land through the Re­for­ma­tion.

Due to the event be­ing com­pletely sold out, the dio­cese has or­gan­ised a live re­lay of the event (rem­i­nis­cent of ‘Hen­man Hill’) via a big screen in the adjacent church build­ing. That will al­low a fur­ther 100 peo­ple to hear the ac­claimed au­thor talk about her life and works, her spe­cial af­fec­tion for Arch­bishop Thomas Cran­mer, as well as of­fi­cially launch the vil­lage project.

The au­thor re­searched her nov­els Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bod­ies, in As­lock­ton.

The Rev Bry­ony Wood, Vicar of The Cran­mer Group, said she feels Arch­bishop Thomas Cran­mer’s story needs to be bet­ter known.

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