Meeting the Medieval

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Meeting the Medieval

A series of exciting talks will give an insight into the colourful, violent, spiritual, rich, real mediaeval life of Southeast Scotland through recent archaeological projects at important sites such as Haddington Abbey, Yester Castle, and Auldhame where a Viking king may have been laid to rest. The lost history of Garleton Castle is revealed with pious knights and philandering lords, while the farming background of the region finds spiritual and economic foundations in the grand Monastic Estates. The traumatic battle of Flodden field comes to life again in a day that defined the end of Mediaeval Scotland before we look closer at the battlefields of East Lothian that saw the peaceful fields we see around us, charged with slaughter.

There will be a short introduction to the proposed project examining the evolution and history of St Marys Church and environs that anyone can get involved in. This is part of a larger project examining the ancient parish structures in East Lothian, in conjunction with Richard Oram of Stirling University. Recording and excavation between Nungate Bridge and the Church will also form part of the wider multi-disciplinary project to bring Medieval Haddington back to life.

An Anglian Monastic Settlement at Auldhame
Period6 Sept 2014
Event typeConference
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map