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Heritage Open Days 2018 Talks: From Hull to Bordeaux

KARDOMAH 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AN

6 Sep 2018

11:30

£0

Family Friendly

Heritage Open Days 2018 Talks: From Hull to Bordeaux: Andrew Marvell, the wine trade, and the seventeenth-century struggle for religious toleration, Dr Stewart Mottram.

How tolerant should we be of other religious beliefs? This talk tells the seventeenth-century origins of this debate and of Hull’s role within it, focusing on Andrew Marvell (d. 1678) and his wine merchant nephew, Will Popple.

As well as being a poet and politician, Marvell was also something of a businessman. As Marvell’s letters in the Hull History Centre reveal, in the 1670s Marvell helped his relatives, the Thompsons, with their wine business in Bordeaux. Many Hull merchants were drawn to Bordeaux: Marvell’s nephew, Will Popple, had been living there since 1670. Popple’s correspondence with his uncle shows their shared interests, not only in wine, but in the fraught religious politics of their day. Marvell was well known in the 1670s as a spokesman for the rights of religious nonconformists (eg. the Quakers) to practise their faith unmolested by Anglican ministers. Popple emerged as an equally impassioned advocate of religious toleration. His best-known work, A Rational Catechism (1687), responded to Popple’s first-hand experience of religious persecution in Bordeaux.

This talk explores the influences of both Marvell and the Hull-Bordeaux wine trade on Popple’s pioneering religious views – an important but little-known chapter in the centuries-long story of Hull’s liberal heritage.

Free admission – there is no need to book in advance.

Venue Details

KARDOMAH 94,
94 Alfred Gelder Street,
Hull,
HU1 2AN

01482 317941

mal@kardomah94.com

http://www.kardomah94.com/

Kardomah94 is a unique city centre venue boasting good food and regional culture. Launched in 2015, it features a restaurant serving quality pizza, salads and sharers and an intimate exhibition-come-theatre space. With a jam-packed monthly calendar of events, from spoken word to film, theatre, comedy, photography and live music, this is the place to catch the best regional talent.

Facilities

Accessible Toilets

Assistance Dogs

Wheelchair Access

Opening Times

Monday
10am-4pm
Tuesday
10am-10pm
Wednesday
10am-10pm
Thursday
10am-10pm
Friday
10am-11am
Saturday
10am-11am
Sunday
11am-5pm