Magnificent - A Tudor household in East Yorkshire

SPEAKER: Prof. Barbara English

Tuesday, September 13 at 1.30pm,
Wrecking Ball Arts Centre,

Henry Percy, 5th earl of Northumberland, was called The Magnificent for good reasons. His castles at Leconfield and Wressle housed 160 men to wait on the earl and his family, and that number constantly around him did not include the dozens of visitors. Their foods, feasts and festivals are recorded in two very detailed household books, illuminating their daily lives from dawn till dusk.

Barbara English uses the material in the books, with illustrations from all over Europe, to try to recapture what life was like for the grandest family of northern England in the 1520s

Booking Details

No booking required


Stairs only access to first floor

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Contact for the day:John Netherwood

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