Hidden stories of the medieval Archbishops of York

Hidden with over 40 parchment volumes, the registers of the Archbishops of York contain a great many hidden stories relating to life in Yorkshire. Join Gary Brannan, Access Archivist at the University of York's Borthwick Institute, as he describes just some of these amazing stories.


Tue, 12 Dec 2017
18:15 to 19:45



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From wayward abbots and disobedient clergy; to personal expressions of piety and faith; the registers document both the 'big' national narratives of history, but also contain evidence of many smaller, everyday stories too. From the aftermath of Magna Carta to the fires of the Civil War, this talk will look at some of the stories hidden (and waiting to be discovered) in this unique archive.



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Library Square,
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The tutor

Gary Brannan

Access Archivist at the Borthwick Institute for Archives