Nominations for the Annual Joan Elding Prize are now invited.
A prize of £440 for individuals or organisations, awarded for the best contribution to the Counties Archaeology or Heritage during the past year.
This is the monthly events listing for May of talks and activities organised by the county’s local history and archaeology societies. Click either button to view the listing:
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Saturday June 11th 2:30pm: John Hampden and the Battle of Chalgrove
Speaker: Derek Lester
Derek Lester will show how our knowledge of the Battle of Chalgrove and of John Hampden’s death and funeral depends on Clarendon’s ‘History of the Great Rebellion’ and Lord Nugent’s ‘Memorials of John Hampden.’ Derek argues that these accounts, written many years after the events, have misled students of the English Civil War. Derek will show how Clarendon’s original diaries, preserved in the Bodleian Library, give a very different version of these critical events.