You are invited to a history lecture on ‘the first golden age of Barking’ at Eastbury Manor House on 23 November
The history of Barking will be explained by Oxford University Professor George Garnett who will hold a 45-minute lecture exploring the history of Barking Abbey, founded in the mid-seventh century, shortly after the conversion of the English to Christianity, by Eorcenwald, bishop of London, for his sister Æthelburga. Recent archaeological excavations have revealed a number of buildings and objects connected to the abbey and its inmates.
A medievalist and expert in early modern history, Garnett has published studies and essays on English and Norman history from the 10th to the 14th century, on medieval and early modern political thought and on legal history.
The doors of the venue will open at 6.45pm. The lecture, starting at 7.15pm, will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session and a drinks reception.