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‘Abingdon, monastic estate to borough’

Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 7:45pm

The Annual Lambrick Lecture
‘Abingdon, monastic estate to borough’

What was it like living in Abingdon as it became a self-governing community in the mid-16th century? What really changed? Who gained, and who lost? How did the new rulers legitimise their authority? How was Abingdon different from other towns being chartered about the same time? These questions can’t be fully answered, but Manfred Brod has been looking hard at what the records and the physical remains can tell us.

Manfred Brod trained as a historian after retirement from paid work, obtaining a doctorate in English Local History. He specialises in the 16th and 17th centuries and in Abingdon and Berkshire in particular, and is author of two books and numerous published papers. He has been a member of AAAHS for many years, and has filled most of the administrative posts in the committee. He is currently convenor of the Abingdon Buildings and People website group which is part of the Society.

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