Local history enthusiasts are invited to a lecture at Keele University taking a look at personalities and politics in mid-Tudor Staffordshire.

The 25th Earl Lecture will be given by Professor Ralph Houlbrooke, professor of early modern British history at Reading University , on Wednesday, October 21, at 8pm.

The lecture, which takes place every two years, was founded by Newcastle tax inspector Jack Leighton to encourage experts to do work on Staffordshire so that the county might become better known. It will be held in the lecture theatre (room 061) on the ground floor in the Chancellor’s Building at Keele University .

For more information please contact Dr Nigel Tringham on    01782 733282 or n.j.tringham@his.keele.ac.uk