Jane Austen and the Glories of Winchester Cathedral

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Event information
Location: Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, Winchester, SO23 9LS
Start date: 21/07/2017
End date: 21/07/2017
Start time: 14:30
End time: 15:30
Price: £10 plus 75p booking fee
Contact: Cathedral Box Office
Telephone: 01962 857275

A talk by Professor Michael Wheeler Friday 21st July 2017, 2.30pm – Wessex Learning Centre. 

Why, when this comparatively obscure spinster died in 1817, was she buried in a Cathedral which houses the bones of Saxon kings and saints? 

Professor Michael Wheeler, author of Jane Austen and Winchester Cathedral, addresses this question in an illustrated talk which begins with a look at the memorials and the associations between the Austen family and the diocese of Winchester. Michael then traces the life and times of Jane Austen herself, and shows a series of images illustrating the glories of the Cathedral that she knew and loved. 

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