Medieval Life and Death: Emma J Wells

Emma J Wells will be joining us at our virtual Medieval Life and Death event to talk about religion and faith in the Middle Ages

Historian Emma J Wells

Synopsis: Medieval faith was forged on an unprecedented scale, among the fires of conflict and creativity. As the most powerful institution, the Church influenced virtually every aspect of life, from birth to death. We’ll explore medieval religion’s dynamic character and its prodigious cast of characters, from Bede to the architect of religious transformation, Henry VIII. Come on a journey that shaped our world.


Bio: Emma J Wells is an architectural historian at the University of York. Her book Heaven on Earth: The Lives and Legacies of the World’s Greatest Cathedrals is forthcoming from Head of Zeus.