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British history lecture presented March 21 at Appalachian

BOONE—Dr. Michael Turner, a member of the history faculty at Appalachian State University, will deliver the university’s annual lecture in British history on Thursday, March 21. He will speak on “The Struggle for Parliamentary Government in England” at 7 p.m. in Room 421 of Belk Library and Information Commons.

Turner came to Appalachian in 2008 from the University of Sunderland in England and holds the title of Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History. Born in Berkshire, England, he earned a doctorate at Oxford University in 1991 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1997. He has published numerous books, articles and chapters on aspects of radicalism and reform in late 18th- and early 19th-century Britain.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of History and the University Library along with Appalachian alumnus Bill Rhinehart of Long Island, N.Y., who has donated an extensive collection of books on British history to the library. Tours of the Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collections Room will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. prior to Turner’s talk and a reception is planned following the lecture.

Parking will be available in the parking deck on College Street after 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Lynn Patterson at Belk Library at 262-2087.