Two upcoming evening talks run by Lancashire Archives. All welcome.
Tuesday 14 May, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Dr Sarah Peverley, Director of Graduate Studies, School of English, University of Liverpool
The Use and Abuse of Genealogy in the Middle Ages
We welcome Sarah back to look at some of our stunning medieval documents and uncover how and why the humble family tree was manipulated to 'prove' a descent from God.
Tuesday 18 June, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Justice in Lancashire in the 13th Century evidenced from the Lancashire Plea Roll of 1292
In April 1292 and Eyre, or court, was sent to Lancashire to hear a backlog of cases, the fines from which would conveniently top up Edward I's coffers. This talk exposes the local disputes and official malpractice recorded in the resulting Plea Roll.
Lancashire Record Office