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Histories of Conversion in York: Footsteps of Faith

Saturday 2 July 2011, 11.00AM

Join us for an unusual walking tour of York. Following in the footsteps of religious converts from the past, we will take in the prisons, homes and sacred spaces which bear witness to the dramatic conversions and trials of faith undertaken by the men and women of this ancient city. We will recount the stories of people who suffered martydom for their faith, black sheep who turned away from their families, and emperors intent on changing the course of history. Come and learn more about York's turbulent and bloody religious past. Led by Abigail Shinn and Helen Smith from the University of York.

This tour is inspired by the research project Conversion Narratives in Early Modern Europe currently being undertaken at the University of York.  You can read more about the project at and on its blog:

Admission information

Admission is free and open to all. No pre-booking required, just meet at the fountain in Exhibition Square.

Location: Meet by the fountain in Exhibition Square.

Admission: Free

Margaret Clitherow