Online History Talk – Fun and Games in the Tudor and Stuart Garden

Join Dr Jill Francis as she looks at Tudor and Stuart gardens from across the social spectrum.

‘Every man’s proper mansion house is the theatre of his hospitality’ declared Sir Henry Wotton in 1624. A family’s home, and by extension its garden, created a visible display of wealth and status.  From sharing food and drink on a sunny afternoon with friends, to entertaining the Queen of England; from banqueting houses to make-shift arbours, this talk will look at how gardens were used as a backdrop for hospitality and entertainment.

Jill is an early modern historian, specialising in gardens and gardening in the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries. Her first book Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern England and Wales, was published by Yale University Press in June 2018.

To buy tickets to this talk, please click here. Please note this talk starts at 6pm.

This talk will take place online and a ticket must be bought to access the event. Tickets are non refundable and must be bought in advance. More information will be sent out in due course. We reserve the right to cancel the session if required due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a course cancellation, all tickets will be refunded via method of payment.

For queries, please email e.hill@bham.ac.uk