The Tudor period witnessed significant changes in the design, appearance and use of domestic houses in England and Wales. Elements of the house which we take for granted in the modern age first began to appear in significant numbers - chimneys, upper floors, multiple bedrooms, and attics. These changes can be sensed through the writings of contemporaries and also through the study of buildings archaeology.
The talk will begin with a short summary of late mediaeval buildings which will help to articulate the basis for identifying the new architecture of the Tudor period. It will also consider how the changes continued through into the seventeenth century so that the architecture of the early modern period can be appreciated in its wider chronological context.
The speaker, James Wright (Triskele Heritage), is an award winning buildings archaeologist. He has two decades professional experience of ferreting around in people’s cellars, hunting through their attics and digging up their gardens. He hopes to find meaningful truths about how ordinary and extraordinary folk lived their lives in the mediaeval period. He is the author of the popular Mediaeval Mythbusting Blog.
All you need to do is register via Eventbrite and – when the time for the talk rolls around – grab your favourite beverage of choice, get comfy and enjoy.
The event will take place at 19:00 GMT+1 on Tuesday 19 September 2023 via Zoom.
This lecture is crowdfunded through donation. It will be the debut of a new bespoke talk. There is no minimum donation so its possible to contribute as little or as much as you want. Your donation is your ticket and you will be sent a link to access the event by Eventbrite.
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