Beccles

Medieval Beccles

Convenor: Paul GurbuttVacancies
Date: 2nd Monday of each month No waiting list
Time: 2.30pm until 4.30pm
Venue: Beccles Library

MEDIAEVAL HISTORY - DOMESDAY TO 1500

Please note the next 6 meetings in the small meeting room at Beccles library will be on

Monday, 13 January 2020

Monday, 10 February 2020

Monday, 9 March 2020

Monday, 20 April 2020 (Note this is the THIRD Monday to avoid Easter)

Monday, 11 May 2020

Monday, 8 June 2020

We are also holding a joint meeting with the Historic Walks Group on 27 January looking at Saxon and Medieval Beccles and finishing at Beccles Station.

Please contact the convenor for more information - you can use the Bird to send a message.

Current interests include:-

  • Are there tunnels under the centre of Beccles and if so where?
  • What do the Beccles manor court rolls tell us about life in 15th century Beccles
  • How to decipher medieval documents
  • Street names and other place names in Beccles

This group will try to uncover what Beccles was like during this period.

This we shall do by finding out:

  • who lived in Beccles;
  • what they did;
  • what they owned;
  • whether they were affected by national events (e.g., the black death, religious upheavals (e.g., the Lollards), famine and the peasants revolt);

We shall see what we can discover from both published articles and original documents.

Med Beccles Jul15 A Med Beccles Jul15 B
Some medieval historians at their July meeting.
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