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Catholic Citizens Forum Luncheon to feature Lady Clare Asquith
10/12/2018 at 11:45 AM @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm$35.00
Lady Clare Asquith will be the featured speaker at the Catholic Citizens Forum Luncheon on October 12, 2018. She will speak on her latest book, Shakespeare and the Resistance: The Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion and the Poems that Challenged Tudor Tyranny.
Clare Asquith, Countess of Oxford, is the author of Shadowplay: The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare. She studied English literature at Oxford, where she gained a congratulatory First. Her ideas about Shakespeare’s politics and religion were first raised in The Times Literary Supplement in 2001. Since then, she has written numerous articles and lectured widely on Shakespeare and his background. Her latest book, Shakespeare and the Resistance: The Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the Poems that Challenged Tudor Tyranny, further bolsters her case that William Shakespeare was a Crypto-Catholic and that his works (plays and poems) are expressive of Catholic thought — and, in certain instances, are actually Catholic protests against the tyranny and intolerance of the Tudor regime.
Luncheons are at 11:45 a.m. at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago. Tickets $35.00. Business attire. Reservations required. Call Maureen at 708-352-5834.