Medieval Warwick study day

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A one day workshop for people interested in the medieval history of Warwick is to be run by Warwickshire County Council. On Monday 8 November, Warwickshire County Record Office is hosting a study day exploring the medieval history of Warwick. The day covers four main areas:

The first session, The Origins and Growth of Early Medieval Warwick, will explore the evidence that suggests Warwick was actually founded on a minster of seventh century foundation.

The second session, The Medieval Town of Warwick, aims to illuminate the social, religious and economic history of Warwick from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries.

The third session, Beaumonts and Beauchamps: the Roots of Power will look at these two great medieval lordships.

The fourth session, Warwick Castle, will look at the architectural development of Warwick Castle from its foundation in 1068 up to the late sixteenth century.

The study day will be underpinned by an investigation, through documents, archaeology, landscape and the buildings themselves, of how our understanding of medieval Warwick has developed. The day will be run by two experienced speakers: Dr John Hunt, medieval historian and archaeologist, who teaches on the MA in West Midlands History, and Mark Booth, recently retired from his post as senior archivist at Warwickshire County Record Office, who has a strong interest in medieval history, especially castles.

“Medieval Warwick” is being held on Monday 8 November between 10 am and 4.15 pm at Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick. Tickets cost £28.00 and booking is strongly recommended, by calling 01926 738959 Tuesday to Saturday.

Warwickshire County Record Office is involved in safeguarding, managing and developing Warwickshire’s archives so that they can be accessed, interpreted and enjoyed by all those with an interest in Warwickshire’s past and its people. We hold records dating from the twelfth century up to the twenty first.

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/countyrecordoffice for more information on general opening times, directions and other useful information.

Source: Warwickshire County Council

Sharan Newman