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Resisting boundaries: landscape and memory in early modern England

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In 16 and 17 century England, ordinary people fought back against rent increases and land enclosures to preserve their connection to the land they lived and worked on.


Everyday people held strong ties to the land they inherited from their ancestors, with shared memories, customs and traditions that bound them to their community. Using cartographic and textual evidence held at The National Archives, including witness statements from legal disputes, Andy Wood (Durham University) will explore how people resisted ambitious lords to protect their landscape and heritage.

Andy Wood is Professor of Social History at Durham University. He is currently Principal Investigator for ‘Everyday Life and Social Relations in England, 1500-1640’, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Leverhulme Trust.


This talk is part of the Summer Lecture Series exploring the theme 'Mapping and movement: people, place and power', which is generously sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives and supported by the Royal Historical Society.


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18:15 - 18:30 Arrival (the coffee bar and bookshop will be open)

18:30 - 19:15 Lecture

19:15 - 19:30 Q&A

19:30 - 20:30 Document display and networking

20:30 Close



The Summer Lecture Series is a programme of five lectures taking place across July and August exploring the theme 'Mapping movement: people, place and power'. Each of the talks draws upon The National Archives’ rich collections and provides an opportunity to see the documents behind the research.


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