Join us on the 950th anniversary of the battle of Hastings to listen to leading medieval historian Professor David Bates talk about new ways of approaching 1066 in 2016. His talk will include reflections on Britain's long-term multiculturalism, its relationship to Europe, and the subject of state-sponsored violence, as well as aspects of the circumstances that led to the conquest and the Bayeux Tapestry.
The talk held in the historic surroundings of the Tower of London will include a drinks reception and will open a major two day conference on Saturday 15 and 16 October '1066: Interpreting the Norman Conquest in 2016'. Purchase of tickets to the full conference will provide free entry to the keynote. Full conference details can be found at www.royalarmouries.org
Professor David Bates, of the University of East Anglia, is an eminent expert on the history of the European Central Middle Ages. He is the author of The Normans and Empire and a new forthcoming biography of William the Conqueror. His academic research on the conquest has focused on both France and England, on the history of individual key players, Norman identities and the response to the conquest and its longer term legacy. Professor Bates is also a former director of the Institute of Historical Research, Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society, and the holder of a Visiting Professorship at the University of Caen Normandie.
TICKET INCLUDES DRINKS RECEPTION.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Full information on getting to the Tower of London are available here http://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/visit-us/getting-here/#gs.ZPKxufs. There is no car parking available at the Tower of London.
Whereabouts in the Tower of London will the talk take place?
The talk will take place in the New Armouries which is wheelchair accessible. Other parts of the Tower have limited wheelchair accessibility and there are cobbled areas around the site.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
We will be happy to answer your queries contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0113 220 1888