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OUT AND ABOUT IN LONDONíS SUMMER/DEATH & BURIAL:2000 YEARS OF MOURNING

This programme provides a major insight into the constantly changing face of attitudes to life throughout the centuries. Each lecture is a broad view of a particular theme coupled with a closely connected visit to a place of outstanding attraction.


Inhumation, cremation and monuments are the stock features of the honouring of the dead. With the enormous discoveries of thousands of Londoners through
major archaeological excavations of the Roman and medieval cemeteries London is not short of material. We will see how the crises of the Black Death and the Plague of London were dealt with. As the population of London escalated in Victorian times the old burial grounds became full and closed and extensive new cemeteries as Highgate, Brookwood and Kensal Green were created. And indeed in Victorian times mourning became a cult industry and we will see black costume, jewellery and associated artifacts as a special fashion.


Speaker(s):

Mr Geoffrey Toms | talks

 

Date and Time:

12 June 2013 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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THE COURSE
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Tickets:

£42

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