The St. Robert Southwell, S.J. Lecture Series Presents
The Tudor Kings and Their Ambassadors
Thursday, 10 April 2014 | 6.p.m.
Flom Auditorium | William D. Walsh Family Library
Rose Hill Campus | Fordham University
Susan Brigden, Ph.D.
Langford Fellow | Lincoln College, Oxford
Reader in History | University of Oxford
Fordham University welcomes Susan Brigden, Ph.D., as she delivers the St. Robert Southwell, S.J. Lecture, “Reformation Diplomacy: The Tudor Kings and Their Ambassadors.” When Henry VIII broke with Rome and became supreme head of the Church of England, he fractured the unity of Christendom. There were consequences for diplomacy. How could Catholic powers engage with heretic and schismatic princes? Would ambassadors be safe? Would diplomacy in the age of Luther differ from diplomacy in the age of Machiavelli? This lecture considers these questions.
Susan Brigden, Ph.D., is Langford Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford, and reader in history at the University of Oxford. She has written London and the Reformation (1989); New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors 1485-1603 (2000); and Thomas Wyatt: The Heart’s Forest(2012), winner of the Wolfson Prize for History.
For more information, please contact
Susan Wabuda, Ph.D., associate professor of history, at 718-817-3945 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Robert Southwell, S.J. Lecture Series at Fordham University is devoted to the history and theology of the Christian Church in the early modern period. It focuses on the scholarship of the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation, in Europe and the Americas, from 1500 to 1750. During the academic year, one prestigious lecture is delivered each semester.