From William the Conqueror's doctor to a Queen of France, from a Georgian émigré to a Victorian cyclist, from Napolean to D-Day, the story of Bury St Edmunds has for 1000 years been linked with that of France. This illustrated talk will take you on a tour through the ages, tracing Bury St Edmunds' sometimes surprising French Connections.Views: 73 | Enquiries: 1
I am a Green Badge Tour Guide with the Bury St Edmunds Association of Registered Tour Guides, accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. I have taught adult education evening classes for many years and talked widely to local groups and societies.
I was a professional archaeologist for over forty years, including twenty as county archaeologist for Hereford and Worcester, Cheshire and Cambridgeshire, and I have carried out fieldwork in East Anglia, the Midlands, Yorkshire, the North West, Wales, the Orkneys, Italy and Libya.
I am a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Although retired from professional archaeology, I remain a Trustee of West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village Trust and chair the Editorial Board of East Anglian Archaeology.
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