£3 (free concessions)60 minutes (no interval)
Dr David Gehring of the University of Nottingham will provide a setting for understanding religious exile during the early modern period. The decision to leave one’s homeland was never taken lightly, but many sought religious freedom and liberty of conscience by making a home elsewhere. In this respect, the puritans of the Mayflower were continuing a tradition firmly identified with the Reformation but predating it by centuries.
Image displayed: ‘The Sailing of the Mayflower, Plymouth, Mass.’, Detroit Publishing Company postcards, 1898-1931, Postcard series number DPC# 8745. Wallach Division Picture Collection, The New York Public Library.
Thursday 23 September-Sunday 16 JanuaryWeston Gallery
Beyond the Mayflower explores how we can understand the individuals aboard the Mayflower ship by tracing the history of religious dissent, power and faith in Nottinghamshire from the seventeenth century.
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