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THE NORMANS IN ENGLAND Rupert Willoughby Tuesday 18 February 2020

It’s more than 950 years since the Normans invaded England. They came not to civilise but to conquer. Their building of castles, churches, monasteries,and Cathedrals all but effaced the fabric of Saxon England. We will have insight into their lives including that of Baldwin de Revers, Lord of the Isle of Wight, where his legacy endures.

 

Rupert Willoughby specialises in the domestic and social life of the past. He is the author of the best-selling Life in Medieval England and of a series of popular histories of places, including Chawton: Jane Austen’s Village. His most recent book – perhaps his greatest challenge to date – is Basingstoke and its Contribution to World Culture.

Photo Winchester Cathedral By Antony McCallum

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