Friends of Malton Museum Lecture, Wednesday 21st November.

“The Harrying of the North”
By Professor Gillian Waters
University of York

In 1066, William Duke of Normandy won the Battle of Hastings, but this was only the beginning of the Norman conquest of England. In 1069 the Anglo-Scandinavian North rose in rebellion and ravaged York in conjunction with a fleet of Danish Vikings. William the Conqueror retaliated viciously, Harrying the North, slaughtering livestock and burning seed corn. It is said that recorded that no village remained inhabited between York and Durham and that the countryside remained empty and uncultivated for three generations. This talk examines the events leading up to the Harrying of the North and the impact of this event on the North of England.

The Library, Malton School, Middlecave Road, Malton, YO17 7NH
Time: 7.30

Admission: Friends FOC, Visitors, are very welcome, £3.00.

Remains of the motte at BaileHill, York 1068–69.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author: Richard Croft.

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CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING On Saturday 24th November

10.30a.m. to 12.p.m.
Dosser’s House,
The Green, Slingsby

In aid of All Saints Church roof repair fund.
Please help us reach our fundraising target which we have to achieve for a successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid.

A Virtual Reconstruction of Slingsby Castle?

Tuesday 20th November 7.30pm Village Hall Committee Room ( £1 )

Bethany Watrous is an MA Buildings Archaeology student at the University, working with Kate on creating a virtual reconstruction of Slingsby Castle, as it was originally envisaged and designed by the architect Robert Smythson for Charles Cavendish (I), based on analysis of the original drawings held by RIBA and other sites such as Caverswall Castle (Staffordshire) and the actual castle, built by John Smithson for Charles Cavendish (II).

Beth will show us the castle in its landscape context, and reappraise its relationship to High Street and the medieval – and current – village layout and its commanding view across what is now the Sports Field and the Lawns.

We will hope to give a brief update, too, about the geophysical survey carried out by Dr Helen Goodchild of the University of York and Slingsby School in October.