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Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

Martin Luther and his Crusade Against the Pope

Professor Lyndal Roper

When Luther was close to death he reportedly exclaimed: ‘Living I was your plague O Pope, Dead I will be your Death.’ 

This lecture marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his famous 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral. It will focus on the passions that drove Luther throughout his life, including the use of images by the artist Lucas Cranach to create a distinctive visual style to convey his message.

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Professor Roper is an Australian historian and academic. She was appointed Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford in 2011. She is a fellow of Oriel College and an honorary fellow of Merton College, Oxford.

In 2011, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy and also is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. 

Her biography of Martin Luther, Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet (Random House, 2012) was shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017 and for the Elizabeth Longford Prize 2017.

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