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“Henry’s Last Martyr: Anne Askew and Henry VIII.” Medieval Fair Lecture with Rilla Askew

Norman Public Library Rosebud Room 103 West Acres Street Norman, OK

Noted Oklahoma writer Rilla Askew, author of novels, stories, and nonfiction, will trace the history of Anne Askew, the heroine of Prof. Askew’s latest novel., Prize for the Fire. Anne Askew defied religious authorities, including the king of England, to follow her own faith. Her reward was to be taken to the Tower of London to be tortured on the rack, then publicly burned as a heretic.

Co-sponsored by OU’s Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies The University of Oklahoma is an equal-opportunity institution: ou.edu/eoo Accommodations on the basis of disability: www.medievalfair.org. Contact: (405) 325-8610; [email protected]