While there are many walking tours available in Oxford we noticed that there were no tours emphasizing the Christian history of Oxford. This tour emphasizes the specifically Christian history of Oxford and includes stories about the Oxford Martyrs (Archbishop Cranmer, Bishop Latimer and Bishop Ridley), the Oxford Movement and Cardinal John Henry Newman, William Tyndale, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, King Henry VIII, and Queen Mary Tudor. But don't worry, this tour will also give you a fantastic introduction to the city and university and includes stories about C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, Harry Potter and much more! Meet us at the Martyr's Memorial in Oxford on the corner of St. Giles and Beaumont St. See you there!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandArchbishop Thomas Cranmer; The Oxford Movement; Cardinal John Henry Newman; Queen Mary Tudor; history of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Pass By: Balliol College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandJohn de Balliol and the origins of Balliol College.Pass By: Trinity College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandSir Thomas Pope and the Counter Reformation origins of the college under Queen Mary Tudor.Pass By: Weston Library, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandOrigins of the library, King George.Pass By: Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandArchbishop of Canterbury, Gilbert Sheldon. Christopher Wren's architectural accomplishments. Pass By: Hertford College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandHertford College's history, including William Tyndale.Pass By: Bodleian Library, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandSir Thomas Bodley, King James I, The King James Bible, William Herbert the Third Earl of Pembroke. Description of the history of the library. Pass By: Radcliffe Camera, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandJohn Radcliffe, The Radcliffe Camera.Pass By: All Souls College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandKing Henry VI, The Prize/Examination Fellowship, Mallard Duck Hunt, Christopher Wren, Lawrence of Arabia.Pass By: University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandOxford Movement, Archbishop Cranmer, Queen Mary Tudor, Cardinal John Henry Newman.Pass By: Brasenose College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandThe Narnia Door, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien.Pass By: Merton College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandJ.R.R. Tolkien, Merton College.Pass By: The Bear Tavern, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandAn 800 year old pub with a former eccentric owner. Pass By: Christ Church, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandCardinal Thomas Wolsey; Christ Church; King Henry VIII; Christopher Wren; The Oxford Martyrs.