Issued by City of York Council
The Mansion House will play host to a variety of talks by a group of local historians this August, as they discuss highlights of the city’s unique past.
Councillor Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: “These interesting talks offer the chance to hear about periods of York’s fascinating past, each from a unique perspective.
“Historians such as Colin Sheppard, Peter Stanhope and Russell Marwood will be providing lectures in the Mansion House to help residents discover the intricacies of York’s journey through specific periods in history such as the Roman Empire, the Civil war period and Edwardian York.
“The talks come off the back of the newly launched hologram app which looks to share York’s history in a new and innovative way and I am looking forward to hearing more about how York has evolved into the city we live in today.”
The talks include:
• Thursday 15 August – Colin Sheppard investigates the origins of the Sword of Sigismund and offers a chance to see the sword itself
• Wednesday 21 August – Battlefield historian and English Civil war musketeer Russell Marwood provides a costumed, hands-on insight into the fashion and equipment of a 17th century soldier (this will take place in the Council Chamber)
• Thursday 22 August – Peter Stanhope presents an illustrated talk on A Panorama of Mediaeval York by the Edwardian artist Edwin Ridsdale Tate
Tickets for each event cost £5 for adults and £4 and residents are advised to book in advance. Tickets can be booked by calling 01904 615505 and more information can be found by visiting the council website.
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