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St Kyneburgha Trust Talks

There are two upcoming talks being organised by the St Kyneburgha Building Preservation Trust.

The first is being given by Susan Oosthuizen, Professor Emerita, The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge. On Thursday 22nd Feb her subject is Tradition and Transformation in the English Landscape

How did the territories, fields, commons and settlements of the English landscapes change over the six centuries between the withdrawal of Roman administration in around 410 AD and 1100, just after the Norman Conquest? What do the landscapes of territories, settlements, fields and commons reveal about what was owed to the Roman (and prehistoric) past, how much was evolution from that period, and how much innovation?

The second is by Stuart Orme, Curator of the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon. His talk on Thursday 28th March is about Richard III.

Hero or villain? Good King Richard or England’s black legend? Richard remains one of England’s most enigmatic and controversial Kings. Was he the monster depicted in Shakespeare’s play or a victim of Tudor Propaganda?


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