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Eleanor of Castille and the Northampton Cross - All Day Ticket

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Eleanor of Castille and the Northampton Cross
Thursday 3 October
11am-4.45pm - Full Day ticket (includes lunch and refreshments)

Celebrating the recent conservation of the Northampton Eleanor Cross this study day will explore the well-known Northampton landmark. A powerful medieval queen, Eleanor’s importance and the respect she was held in is shown in Edward I’s beautiful memorials to her, the Eleanor crosses. Specialists and historians will discuss why the Northampton cross was built and the story of Eleanor of Castille the Queen of Edward I. The day will also look at how the crosses were carved and built and the wider context of Northampton during this period, how the cross has been used or perceived in art from 1600 to the present day, and the recent conservation work.

There will be opportunities to touch and look closely at recent stone taken from the cross. We will also look at what the cross means to residents and visitors today. The keynote speaker is Sara Cockerill, historian and author of Eleanor of Castille The Shadow Queen. Other speakers include archaeologist Andy Chapman, stone conservators working on the conservation of the cross and Northampton Museums and Art Gallery’s art curator.

For full details of the line-up and order of speakers please visit www.northampton.gov.uk/museums

£30 – All day ticket (includes lunch and refreshments)
£20 – Morning ticket 11am-1pm - see separate event to book (includes refreshments but no lunch)

Please inform us of any specific dietary requirements when booking at www.northampton.gov.uk/museums

Bookings: 01604 838110
or www.northampton.gov.uk/museums

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