A photo of Darren Oldridge in the Great Hall at The Commandery. 5 November.


The Commandery
The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester, WR1 2HU


26 Oct 2024


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



Talk | The Devil in Stuart England with Professor Darren Oldridge

Saturday 26 October, 2 – 3pm | The Commandery

Halloween is a good time to think about the prince of darkness.

In the age of the English Civil War, he loomed as a powerful and terrifying figure.

In this presentation, Professor Darren Oldridge invites you to turn the pages of seventeenth-century books that describe his various manifestations: from a spirit in the mind to a physical creature that could annihilate sinners.

If you’d like to explore the rest of The Commandery, you can purchase half-price day admission (£4.50, usually £9) from the shop on the day of the talk.


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