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A talk by Dr Christopher Monk at Rochester Cathedral

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Discover the difference between a trial by fire and trial by water and find out why being a quick healer could save your life in this fascinating talk about Medieval punishments. Dr Christopher Monk will explore how justice was served in early medieval England using the many unique details found in Textus Roffensis.  This event takes place on 9th July and is a ticketed event.

Textus Roffensis, a medieval manuscript written at Rochester Cathedral priory 900 years ago, holds a unique collection of laws from early medieval England. These shine a light on the often gruesome and brutal world of medieval justice.

About Dr Christopher Monk

Dr Christopher Monk has been translating and interpreting Textus Roffensis on behalf of Rochester Cathedral for more than ten years. He is a historical consultant specialising in the culture, texts, and everyday life of medieval England. He has a significant portfolio of academic publications, including an ebook, journal articles and multiple book chapters.


Tickets are £10 and include a glass of prosecco

Doors open at 18:30

To book click here.


July 9
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Rochester Cathedral
The Precinct
Rochester, Kent ME1 1SX United Kingdom
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01634 843366
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