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- 06March 6, 2020https://www.derbyshireas.org.uk/event/anglo-saxon-carved-stones-in-derbyshire-and-ancient-land-units/University of DerbyKedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB.
Speaker, Dr Philip Sidebottom
The thirteenth volume of the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture records all known pre-Conquest carved stones in the counties of Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The array of different styles and ornamentation provides a rich corpus of this material, rarely rivalled elsewhere in England. But what was their purpose; were they simply memorials, or did they mark territorial identities which have now long since gone? The speaker will suggest answers to these and other questions which have long puzzled historians.
Dr Phil Sidebottom is the co-author of the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, Vol. 13, along with Professor Jane Hawkes of York. He gained a PhD from the University of Sheffield, following his research interests in Anglo-Saxon sculpture and was a lecturer in archaeology until retiring in 2010. He is now a freelance archaeological consultant.
- 11March 11, 2020
- 13March 13, 2020https://www.derbyshireas.org.uk/event/arg-agm-and-a-talk-entitled-king-alfred-the-great-and-his-response-to-the-great-heathen-army/
Speaker, John Arnold.
When Alfred was born there were still four Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms but by the time of his death only Wessex survived with its own Anglo-Saxon royal household. This talk will examine why Wessex under Alfred was able to survive against Viking incursions whereas other states failed.
- 20March 20, 2020https://www.derbyshireas.org.uk/event/lhs-agm-and-a-talk-entitled-poaching-in-the-19th-century-east-midlands/
Speaker, Dr Rosemary Muge.
Poaching was endemic in 19th century East Midlands, at a level which equalled or exceeded that in the great poaching counties of the south and east. Night poaching was of great concern to the landed gentry and poaching affrays were common. Details of activities in Derbyshire in particular will be given.
- 27March 27, 2020https://www.derbyshireas.org.uk/event/as-agm-and-a-talk-entitled-the-survival-of-church-architecture/
Speaker, Robert Mee.
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