The Rylands Lunchtime seminar: Haunting at the Rectory: Women’s Words and the Ghostly Roots of Methodism
|2 November 2023
|13:00 - 13:45
|What is it:
|John Rylands Research Institute and Library
|Who is it for:
|Adults, General public
Please join us for a fascinating seminar delving into the unknown, as we explore a historical haunting and its place in Methodist history.
This talk will explore the story of a ghost that tormented the Wesley family of Epworth in the winter of 1716-17 in Lincolnshire. Our speaker, Sasha Handley will look at how the Wesley women used this episode to protest against years of deprivation and mistreatment at the hands of their father, as well as considering the place of the haunting in Methodism’s early history.
Sasha Handley specialises in early modern social and cultural history in the British Isles, with a particular interest in histories of everyday healthcare (especially sleep practices), material culture, supernatural belief (especially relating to women's histories) and the history of emotions.
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