The Hyde900 King Alfred Lecture 2019

24 Oct 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: St Bartholomew’s Church

KAW2019 Opening event image Dr Katherine WeikertDoors open 6.00 pm, St Bartholomew’s Church
Tickets £8 (£6 for Hyde900 members, Under 16s free). Drinks included.

6.30 pm Welcome to St Bartholomew’s.
6.45 Before the lecture, Hyde 900 are pleased to welcome Alan Lovell, Chair of Hampshire Cultural Trust, to talk about the latest work by HCT and other organisations on developing a joined up heritage offer for the City, including the Hyde area.


The Descendants of the House of Wessex at War
presented by Dr Katherine Weikert, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Winchester.

In the twelfth century, the Anglo-Saxon past wasn’t far from memory or faded from political importance. Dr Katherine Weikert will examine the crucial events during the ‘Anarchy’ in Winchester in 1141, when two 7x-great-granddaughters of Alfred the Great, the Empress Matilda and Queen Matilda, fought on opposite sides for the control of the country. This lecture will look at these women both as inheritors of rule, not just as descendants but powerful political leaders as England was in a time of crisis.


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