The Battle of Lewes Conference April 2012

THE BATTLE OF LEWES: THE BEGINNINGS OF PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY?     

Picture: Lewes Town Council

  Now Englishmen read on about this battle fought at Lewes’ walls. Because of this you are alive and safe. Rejoice then in God.

The Song of Lewes.

 

In April 2012, as part of the Battle of Lewes Project, the Sussex Archaeological Society hosted a major conference in Lewes. Some of the country’s leading historians of the period attended, helping to shed light on the causes and consequences of the battle.

 

Speakers:

David Carpenter, Professor of Medieval History at King’s College, London.

Dr Adrian Jobson, former Senior Medieval Records Specialist at The National Archives.

Dr John Maddicott, former Fellow and Tutor in Medieval History at Exeter College, Oxford.

Dr Huw Ridgeway, former  Head of History, Sherborne School, Dorset.

Dr Andrew Spencer, British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Fellow and Praelector at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Tim Sutherland, Visiting Lecturer at the University of York (Battlefield Archaeology) and founder of the Conflict Archaeology International Research Network (CAIRN).

Dr Louise Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer, Medieval History, Canterbury Christ Church University.

 

Abstracts from the conference

Transcript: Dr John Maddicott

Audio

Reading list

Conference Review:  August 2012, Page 8.