Monday, September 19, 2005

Evening Program

Victor Harris is returning to the Sodus Free Library with a new lecture entitled "Burn This Hand First: Heresy, Common Prayer, and the King has a Nosebleed!" While church/state controversies simmer in the contemporary arena, Harris will examine the origins of the conflict and how it evolved during the chaotic succession crises of the English monarchy. Central figures such as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and James II will receive comprehensive examination, and a supporting cast of “Praise God” Barebone, Titus Oates, and James Nayler will be included in the discussion. Harris earned his Bachelor's degree in History and Master's in Library Science at SUNY Geneseo. He taught history at the high school level for several years, received the University of Rochester Excellencein Teaching Award, and now works for the New York State Research Foundation. He researches, writes and lectures on historic and literary topics. There is no registration or fee for this event, scheduled for Tuesday, September 27th, at 7 p.m.