The Anglo-Saxons who made Gloucestershire

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The Anglo-Saxons who made Gloucestershire

Historian Tim Porter returns to the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, with a series of three talks focusing on the making of Gloucestershire.

Each talk gives an insight into the Anglo-Saxon people, some heroic, some villainous, who ruled our region and how their deeds led to the creation of Gloucestershire, as we still know it today.

The series begins on Friday 26th January with a look at the Kings of the Hwicce, rulers of a mysterious Anglo-Saxon kingdom in the Severn/Cotswold region, long before our shires were founded.

On Friday 2nd February, there will be a chance to find out about the Lady of Mercia, King Alfred's daughter, and her battles in our region against the Vikings.

The third and final talk, on Friday 9th February, tells us about Edric Streona, who played a hazardous game of treachery in the days of Danegeld. It was under Edric's rule, one thousand years ago, that our local shires came into being.

Each of these talks runs from 3pm - 5pm. Tickets cost 6.50 per talk, with a 10% discount for annual season tickets holders and Friends of the Corinium Museum. Booking is essential. For more details or to book, please contact the Corinium Museum on 01285 655611 or email: museums@cotswold.gov.uk

Posted : 08/01/2007 16:34:52

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