BAS Saturday Lecture

Saturday June 11th 2:30pm: John Hampden and the Battle of Chalgrove

Speaker: Derek Lester

chalgroveDerek 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.

 


Register now for the online lecture Here  (We will email the Zoom meeting invitation to you).

Register now to attend the Lecture in Person Here  (We will acknowledge your registration by email).

Historic documents cataloguing appeal raises £2,455

The society’s recent appeal for funds to complete the cataloguing of the BAS deeds collection of over 11,000 documents has raised £2,455 – and we will be able to add to this by reclaiming tax under the Gift Aid scheme.

So thanks are due to all who have donated. The fund will be sent to the Bucks Records Society, who are funding the work at Buckinghamshire Archive. The new catalogue will make the document collection accessible for research.

If you have not yet donated you can still do so by clicking here.

BAS Saturday Lecture (online)

Saturday 9 October:  From Cuneiform to Codex
Speaker: Michael Ghirelli, Editor of the BAS Newsletter
CuneiformThe earliest books were written by impressing signs on flat squares of soft clay that were then baked hard under the sun.

 

 

 

 

 

Register now for this online lecture Here  (We will email the Zoom meeting invitation to you).

 You can find the full BAS Lecture programme Here

Our lectures are free and (normally) located in the County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP starting at 2.30pmLasting about one hour plus time for discussion.  Refreshments are available after the event.