Miraculous Cures and Pilgrimage in Manchester

Dr Kathryn Hurlock (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Dr Hurlock explores the history of pilgrimage and ideas of miraculous cures in 19th and 20th century Manchester. She focuses on the popular pilgrimage site of Holywell in Wales (known as the ‘Lourdes of Wales’) to show how ideas around ‘healing’ and miracles shaped experiences of disabled people.

By Eurapart – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11419115

To listen and watch the lecture (with BSL interpretation and captions) please click here

If you have any experiences of pilgrimage to Holywell Dr Kathryn Hurlock would be delighted to hear from you, and can be contacted at: K.Hurlock@mmu.ac.uk

Published by Dr Rosamund Oates

I am a Reader in Early Modern History at Manchester Metropolitan University. From 2021-2023 I have a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to research deafness in Early Modern England. Publications include Moderate Radical: Tobie Matthew and the English Reformation (Oxford University Press, 2018).

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