Saturday 16 March 2019, 10.00AM to 4.30pm
What was life like in a medieval village? This course will explore the homes, settlements, farming and field systems, together with the institutions that shaped village life, including the parish church and the manor. Using historical documents as well as evidence from buildings, landscapes and archaeology, we will look at why villages grew and declined, and what caused some medieval villages to become deserted. Most importantly, we will examine the different groups of people who lived within the medieval village. It is anticipated that this course will be held at the King’s Manor.
John Lee BA MA PhD