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Churches Conservation Trust - Lunchtime Lectures

Whoever said churches were dull and boring clearly hasn't been following our weekly lecture series. Our free lectures take place live every Thursday online, but you can catch up on every single one right here. Our lectures explore everything from art, architecture, history, politics to even some pretty weird and wonderful topics too! Explore and watch them all here.

Another video in our highlights from the CCT Lunchtime Lecture series.

This weeks video Macabre Church Lore: Ghosts, Witches & Monsters in England's Churches and Churchyards.

England's churches and churchyards have long been the focus of unsettling popular beliefs, from the monstrous black dog known as the Churchyard Grim to spectral appearances and the sinister machinations of witches, while even churches themselves sometimes housed sinister objects, such as a magical sword in a Norfolk church which had the power to cause the death of any woman's unwanted husband. Churches and churchyards are full of bizarre and macabre folklore, which is explored in this talk by folklorist Francis Young.

Dr Francis Young is a historian and folklorist, the author of 14 books, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Check out the full range of video lectures Here and Here

Stay tuned for more videos from the CCT in coming weeks.

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