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The Archdeacon's Tale

The Archdeacon's Tale
Speaker: Margaret Murphy.

Nicholas de Clere was both archdeacon of Dublin and treasurer of Ireland in the late thirteenth century. This tale looks at his spiritual and secular careers and explains why they ended in imprisonment and disgrace.

Dr Margaret Murphy received her PhD on the archbishops and administration of the diocese and province of Dublin 1181-1298 from Trinity College Dublin and is currently a lecturer at Carlow College. She has also worked extensively with the Discovery Programme and her most recent publication comes as a result of that work. 'The Dublin Region in the Middle Ages: settlement, land-use and economy' published by Four Courts Press is a product of the Medieval Rural Settlement Project co-written by Margaret and Micheal Potterton, and is an important contribution to Medieval Irish Scholarship.

This talk was part of Tales of Medieval Dublin: A series of monthly lunchtime lectures which took place during 2011 at the Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay. The series was presented by the Friends of Medieval Dublin and Dublin City Council.