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1066: Interpreting the Norman Conquest in 2016 Conference 14-16 October
Fri, 14 Oct 2016, 18:00 – Sun, 16 Oct 2016, 16:30 BST
Join us for a major conference at the Tower of London to mark the 950th anniversary of the battle of Hastings. 1066 was a pivotal turning point for England when William the Conqueror defeated King Harold and assumed the throne of England leading to a rich legacy which included the creation of the stunning Bayeux Tapestry.
We will welcome eminent international medieval experts to the Tower of London. Speakers include Professor David Bates, of the University of East Anglia, author of The Normans and Empire and new forthcoming biography of William the Conqueror and Professor Elisabeth van Houts of the University of Cambridge, who has edited and translated several Anglo-Norman chronicles and has published on women and gender in the Middle Ages. Speakers will also be drawn from Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Courtauld Institute of Art, English Heritage, the University of Edinburgh, the Institute of Historical Research, the British Museum and the Royal Armouries.
TICKET INCLUDES REFRESHMENTS, LUNCH AND DRINKS RECEPTION ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENING
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.
Whilst the Tower welcomes all visitors, this historic building has places with difficult stairs and passageways and wheelchair acces is limited. New Armouries Hall the main venue for the conference is accessible by wheelchair. The reception on the Saturday evening in the White Tower is not fully accessible.
How 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
Where can I find the full programme for the conference?
The full preogramme of speakers can be found at www.royalarmouries.org