Mediaeval Brick Buildings

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A look at how bricks were used to express power and prestige through elite architecture in late mediaeval England

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During the late mediaeval period England witnessed the innovative introduction of brick as a high status building material. Used almost exclusively by elite patrons, much inspiration was gathered from brick buildings in mainland Europe. These architectural ideas were driven by widespread networks connected to itinerant brickmakers, the Teutonic Order and, especially, the Hanseatic League. On encountering these radical new ideas in building from the German, Dutch and Baltic states, English architecture was never quite the same again…

The speaker, James Wright (Triskele Heritage), is an award winning buildings archaeologist. He has two decades professional experience of ferreting around in people’s cellars, hunting through their attics and digging up their gardens. He hopes to find meaningful truths about how ordinary and extraordinary folk lived their lives in the mediaeval period.

This event is a memorial lecture in honour of Mike Stillman.

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