The Tudor Society

Webinars – Reading old documents: Introduction to Medieval and Tudor palaeography

Thank you to historian Conor Byrne for letting me know about this series of free webinars from the National Archives. Unfortunately, we've missed part 1 but part 2 is on Monday 5th June at 6pm BST and part 3 is on Wednesday 28th June at 6pm BST.

Here is the blurb:

"In this series of three monthly webinars, you will learn the basic skills required to read handwriting from the past, and discover some tips and tricks to help you get to grips with original documents.
Over the course of the series, you will have the opportunity to discover some of the unique historical documents in our collection, including a widow’s will from the 15th century, legal records from the Star Chamber (one of the most powerful courts in Tudor England) and an inventory of Thomas Cromwell’s house.
All documents will be in English, no knowledge of Latin is required."

You can register for the two remaining webinars here.

I haven't found a replay of Part 1 but will let you know if I do. I've contacted them to ask about it.

I noticed that they also have a webinar on Edward III scheduled for tomorrow (31st May) - "The English King of Spain that never was" - and you can find out more here.

Tudor Society members can click here for more help on reading old documents.

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