Elite Landscapes: Beyond the Castle Gate with James Wright

Wednesday 26th May 2021 at 6pm on Zoom

Using contemporary art and poetry alongside documentary sources and archaeology this lecture unpicks the world of high status parks and gardens in the Medieval & Early Modern periods.

Whilst ostensibly providing food for the tables of castles and great houses, parks and gardens also had a highly symbolic and ritual element to play in Mediaeval life. This related to a careful stage-management of the natural world to establish landscapes of lordship projecting status and power over estates.

James Wright, Triskele Heritage, is an award winning buildings archaeologist. He has two decades professional experience of ferreting around in people’s cellars, hunting through their attics and digging up their gardens. He hopes to find meaningful truths about how ordinary and extraordinary folk lived their lives in the mediaeval period.

Tickets £5, available on Eventbrite.

Please note, this event will be live only.

For further information email nottsgt@gmail.com.