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|Lecture:||Famine & Plague in Early Modern England with Professor Ronald Hutton|
|Lecturer:||Professor Ronald Hutton|
|Start Date:||11th March 2018|
|Under 18s:||£14.00 What's included?|
One of the main experiences which distinguishes the Tudor and Stuart period from the modern age is that its people suffered regularly from famine and devastating epidemic disease. This talk looks at the way in which historians can study these killers and their effects, and how they were perceived and experienced at the time. It also tackles directly the question of when and how they were finally brought to an end.
Ticket includes tea and cake served after the lecture
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Professor Ronald Hutton is a leading authority on history of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, on ancient and medieval paganism and magic, and on the global context of witchcraft beliefs. Also the leading historian of the ritual year in Britain and of modern paganism. He is a member of the 'Medieval and Early Modern Cluster' at Bristol.Back to List
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