C. Finucane will present a lecture on "How to
Execute a Corpse: The ‘Trial’ of St. Thomas
Becket." on Wednesday,
October 18, 2006 at 7 pm in the Oakland Room of
map). The medieval practice of digging up and executing
traitors for postmortem punishment was common; Becket's "trial
and execution" under Henry VIII will be discussed as an
example. Admission is free, but reservations are requested.
Please call (248) 370-3511 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Finucane is among the foremost medieval scholars
of our time, having authored four landmark
studies of medieval history. He teaches Medieval, Renaissance
and Reformation history. In 2002 he was elected as a fellow
of the Royal Historical Society.
Books by Dr. Finucane at the Kresge Library:
Oakland University, Kresge Library
2200 N Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370 - 4426