Magna Carta and King John - Study Day - Warkworth

Posted on Sep 22 2015

TWHF member Association of Northumberland Local History Societies (ANLHS) are holding what promises to be a very interesting Study Day on October 3rd in Warkworth - entitled "Magna Carta and King John".

Details are :

Saturday 3rd October 2015, 9.30am – 4pm – STUDY DAY ‘MAGNA CARTA & KING JOHN’ in the URC Hall, Warkworth.

To commemorate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta we are holding a Study Day in Warkworth where a facsimile of one of only four surviving 13th century copies of the original document will be on view in St Lawrence’s Church.

We have three excellent speakers – Professor Nicholas Vincent, Dr Hugh Doherty and Michael Thomson.

Magna CartaProfessor Vincent is from the University of East Anglia and is the UK’s leading scholar on Magna Carta. He has published a dozen books and some hundred academic articles on various aspects of English and European history in the 12th and 13th centuries and is currently finishing an edition of the charters of the Plantagenet kings and queens from Henry II to King John. He is also leading a major project researching the background to Magna Carta which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and is a collaboration between the British Library, the University of East Anglia, King’s College London, All Souls College Oxford and Canterbury Christ Church University.

Dr Hugh Doherty is also a medieval historian at the University of East Anglia having taught previously at London’s King’s College, Cambridge University and Oxford University. His talk will be about Eustace de Vescy, Northumberland’s leading baron and, one of the more implacable opponents of King John.

Our third speaker, Michael Thomson, is an experienced public speaker and is well known to ANLHS members having spoken eloquently at one of our previous Study Days on ‘Art & History’ at the Lit & Phil. Michael has a passion for medieval history and in 2010 founded Arts Templar ‘to provide historical interpretation to heritage organisations, schools and community groups and make medieval history understandable, engaging and fun’.

This promises to be a very popular event so book as soon as possible. Closing date for booking for the buffet lunch is 31st August 2015 but there are plenty of places to eat within a short walk. Individual members and member societies should have already received a booking form either by email or post. If you have not received a booking form you can download one by clicking here:

Magna Carta Study Day Booking Form

Further Details on ANLHS


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