Sunday, 20 January 2019

Meeting 12 February: Helen Good, 'Elizabethan Hull in the Court of Star Chamber'

Helen Good has been studying the history of Elizabethan Hull through local and national archives for many years, uncovering stories of witches and magic, inns and fairs, Shakespeare and the Spanish Armada. Her current research is focused on the records of the Court of Star Chamber, a royal prerogative court abolished in 1641. Star Chamber presided over criminal and civil cases that involved some allegation of violence, offering a lively insight into many aspects of day-to-day economic and social life - including public disorder and riots, bribery and corruption, sedition and libel, robbery, illegal hunting, murder and witchcraft, forcible entry, assault, fraud and municipal, trade and land disputes.

New members always welcome!  

Join at any meeting: £15 a year / £5 a meeting (deductible from 2018/19 membership fee).

Meet: Council Chamber, Hedon Town Hall, 36 St Augustine's Gate, Hedon HU12 8EX. 

Access: first floor, reached via two flights of shallow stairs with continuous handrail. 

Parking: free on-street OR Iveson Close car park - map here.

More information:
12 March: Martin Eldred, 'All Saints Church and Cavendish Square'
9 April: tbc 
14 May: Dr Stephen Caunce, 'Hiring Fairs & Horse Lads'