Citadel of Herod - Jerusalem

Herod the Great

Michael Tunnicliffe

Herod the Great was one of the great survivors of the 1st century BC. His father was chief minister to the Jewish King in Jerusalem, but in the midst of the political and military turmoil between Rome and Parthia Herod secured the support of Mark Anthony and Octavian to become King. When the two former allies fell out he still managed to hold on to power. He was renowned as a great builder of palaces, fortresses, and temples. But in his later years, family tensions became atrocious – he executed one wife and three of his sons. We will explore the life and times of this man – best known now for his alleged part in the massacre of the Innocents of Bethlehem in Matthew’s Nativity story

Recommended Reading:

  • Norman Gelb 2017 Herod the Great: Statesman Visionary Tyrant, Rowman and Littlefield
  • Martin Goodman 2024 Herod the Great: Jewish King in a Roman World, Yale Univ. Press

Day:  Tuesdays         Time: 10.00-12.00 

START DATE: 6 weeks, from 23 April  to 28th May, 2024


Please note: this is a face-to-face course.

Quaker Meeting House
91 Station Road
Cheadle Hulme

Price for the Series: 

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£48 8 24

Please contact: Michael Tunnicliffe 5 St George’s Way, Northwich, CW9 8XG, phone: 01606 42116 email: