April 6, 2024
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
The 1600s were a tumultuous period across the English-speaking world. In the late stages of the English religious reformation, advocates for ideas on every aspect of life, especially on religion, took to publishing pamphlets to spread the word about their causes and ideas. This lecture will dive into the nature of and history of printing by the 1600s, then dive into the wide-ranging beliefs and ideas, as well as the people that distributed them.
Hunter Willis is an amateur historian and bookbinder, active in historical interpretation for over 20 years. He has delivered multiple historical lectures and serves as a historical interpreter and volunteer. Hunter produces facsimile books from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and has delivered materials for historic sites, churches and reenactors across the East Coast. Hunter lives in North Chesterfield with his wife and young daughter and is full-time product marketing manager.