Medieval Lecture

Saturday 29th April

On Saturday 29 April 2017, Blackfriars will host, in partnership with Durham University's IMEMS (*), our 11th Public Lecture on Medieval Food.

Dr Christian Liddy, Senior Lecturer in Late Medieval History at Durham University, will discuss 'Common rights and natural resources: the 1217 Charter of the Forest in historical perspective'
It is the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest in 1217. From 1217, reissues of Magna Carta were accompanied by the Forest Charter. Up to this point, the crown had enjoyed exclusive rights over large parts of England. The Forest Charter re-established wider access for hunting, grazing, and fuel. This lecture uses the Forest Charter as a starting point to think about conflicts over access to common land in a long historical perspective.

£25pp including a suitably medieval 3 course set lunch served communally. Early-bird academic concessions are available (type in STUDENT in the basket section when prompted). Starts 11am

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(*) Durham University's Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) is one of the most diverse and dynamic centres of medieval and early modern studies in the world.

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