Adult Talk – Barnstaple from 1640 to 1670

Nov 24, 2022   -   Nov 24, 2022

Talk exploring Barnstaple from 1640 to 1670 talk by Dr Todd Gray on Thursday 24th November.

Barum in the mid 1600s experienced considerable economic, social and religious changes. Newcourt’s map allows us to envision the town during what has been called its Golden Age and Barnstaple’s manuscripts tell a story of struggle, opportunity and achievement. Some of the town’s long-told myths will be questioned and new and surprising details revealed.

Dr Todd Gray MBE is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and the author of a number of volumes on Devon. Those on Barnstaple include The Lost Chronicle of Barnstaple and Devon Household Accounts, 1627-59: Part II, Henry, Fifth Earl of Bath, and Rachel, Countess of Bath, 1637-1655. He is the past Chair of Friends of Devon’s Archives, President of the Devon & Cornwall Record Society and of the Devon Family History Society, and Chair and President of the Devonshire Association.

Free admission, but donations welcome.

3pm – 4pm

6pm – 7pm

Cost: FREE

This talk is now fully booked.

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This talk is part of the programme accompanying our major exhibition ‘Mapping our Town’ , for more information about our events and exhibitions please visit our What’s On page.


Map of Barnstaple 1650 by Richard Newcourt, Credit: The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Dr Todd Gray

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