Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wiltshire and Bristol Ships in the 15th Century — Devizes lunchtime talk

Tim Bowly of University of the West of England will give an illustrated talk at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes next month about the maritime activities of Wiltshire and Bristol shipping in the fifteenth century which will include examples of Wiltshire involvement. 
Tim will look at some of the Bristol ships identified in documents, the various types of medieval ships, the merchandise that they carried, the ports that they used, navigation, pilgrimages by sea, ships of war, piracy, and finally exploration.

He will introduce some people engaged in fifteenth-century Bristol life: William Cannyngs, William Worcester, Robert Sturmey, John Cabot, of course, and from Wiltshire, John, Lord Stourton, who was a major land-owner in Wiltshire.

It is on Wednesday 12 October 2011 at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Long Street, Devizes.

The start time is 1.10pm and it will last about 45 minutes.

The cost is £2.50 and there is no need to book — just turn up on the day... bring your lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.   

For more information go to: Lunchtime talks

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