Lecture: “Rent capons, silver plate and church pews promoting status, honour and authority in North East Wales, c. 1500-1700”

We will be hosting a lecture in partnership with the Friends of Clwyd Archives. Details as follows-

Lecture Summary:

From the late medieval period through to the early part of the twentieth century, estates such as Chirk, Hanmer, Kinmel, Lleweni, Plas-y-Ward, Trevalyn and Wynnstay dominated the landscape of North East Wales.  During the course of their existence most of these estates built up extensive collections of records, detailing the immense influences they exerted on areas ranging from politics, religion, warfare and industry, through to architecture, culture, farming and literature.  Most of these collections are now housed in public archives and provide an outstanding resource for exploring the history of Wales.  This lecture will draw upon records from the Mostyn archive to showcase some of the more innovative ways in which the gentry of North East Wales attempted to promote their status, honour and authority across the 16th and 17th century.

Speaker: Dr. Shaun Evans is Director of the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates at Bangor University and Chair of the North East Wales Heritage Forum.

Date: Tuesday 25th April

Time: 6pm-7pm

Location: Denbighshire Archives, The Old Gaol, Ruthin, LL15 1HP

Booking essential: to make a booking please call 01824 708250 or email archives@denbighshire.gov.uk. Parking during event is available at nearby pay and display car parks. Limited spaces available onsite for blue badge holders.

Charge of £2 for non-members. Tea and coffee provided.

See attached poster, feel free to circulate to anyone who may be interested in attending.

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