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
This talk is now fully booked.
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.