Speaker: Dr Briony McDonagh, Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Hull
This talk examines the historical geography of early modern Hull, mapping out a now almost completely lost feature of the townscape – the late medieval fortifications – and paying particular attention to events taking place within and atop the old town walls. It does this in part through an examination of two important episodes in the town’s history: the Pilgrimage of Grace of 1536-1537 and the refusal of the corporation to admit King Charles I in April 1642, rebellious and defiant moments which loom large in the popular imagination of the city as a place ‘with a different resonance’ (as the film made by the City of Culture bid team put it in 2013). But was Hull really as disobedient a place as we imagine it to have been?
Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required.
The Deep aquarium and tidal barrier on the River Humber seen from Corporation Pier, Hull. Photo © Mark Buckle/Alamy Stock Photo