Mediaeval Building Myths – The Folklore & Archaeology of Historic Buildings

Mediaeval Building Myths – The Folklore & Archaeology of Historic Buildings
 
  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Secret passages, ship timbers and spiral staircases - find out the truth behind the legends

Historic buildings specialists often meet folk who are eager to talk about their properties and their enthusiasm is genuinely infectious. We can learn so much of value about a society by what it builds.

However, romanticised and elaborated stories often grow up around certain mysterious features in mediaeval buildings – secret passages, ship timbers and swordsmen fighting on spiral staircases.

It is surprising how often these get repeated all across the country and at so many different structures.

In this talk award-winning buildings archaeologist, James Wright, will outline the legends, look at the origins of the stories and reveal the underlying truths behind the tales.

We shall be hosting James in February again for his brilliant medieval myth-busting talk , "Medieval Building Myths - This inn is made from shipwreck timbers!"

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All those who book will receive the LINK TO JOIN 48hrs before the event, and on the day of the event in an email from the library.

Cost: Free of Charge


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2021-01-26 18:30 2021-01-26 18:30 Europe/London Mediaeval Building Myths – The Folklore & Archaeology of Historic Buildings Secret passages, ship timbers and spiral staircases - find out the truth behind the legends https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/01/26/mediaeval-building-myths-the-folklore-archaeology-of-historic-buildings-250280 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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