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‘The Black Death’ - talk by Professor Mark Bailey

  • New Hall, Winchester Collage, Collage Walk Winchester Hampshire (map)

New Hall, Winchester College, College Walk, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NG

The Black Death of 1348-9 is the greatest catastrophe in human history, but historians have long debated its short-term and long-term impact. This lecture is based on the Ford lectures of 2019 at Oxford University, and analyses the latest research to assess the place of plague in the history of England.

Professor Mark Bailey is Professor of Late Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, and High Master of St Paul’s School, London. His research interests are the economic and social history of England between 1200 and 1500. He is the James Ford Lecturer in British History at Oxford University (elect) for 2019. He has written seven books and published a number of academic articles on the economy and society of medieval England. His most recent book is The Decline of Serfdom in late medieval England: from bondage to freedom

Sunday 22 September: 1700-1800

Additional Information

Talk duration One hour. As a working school, please note that parking will not be available on site during the Winchester Heritage Open Days weekend. There are a number of public car parks in the city centre within walking distance of the College.  Please arrive at New Hall via College Walk

Earlier Event: September 22
Beside the Sea