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Talking Law: The Trial of Patrick Hamilton

6 May 2016
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On 29 February 1528, twenty-four year old Patrick Hamilton was brought before an ecclesiastical tribunal at St Andrews Cathedral and convicted of preaching the heretical doctrines of Martin Luther. He was burnt at the stake on North Street, outside St Salvator’s Chapel on the same day.

 

Here you can find out more about the life, trial and execution of Patrick Hamilton. ¬†All are welcome to this event, in which dramatised aspects of the trial will be followed by a debate about the issues from Hamilton’s case which remain relevant today.