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The Civil War Petitions Project, Dave Appleby, Saturday Local History Seminars

13 November , 10:00 am 12:30 pm

At 10:00am on Saturday 13th November 2021 in room A18-19 in Lenton Grove we continue our season of Local History Seminars with two related presentations by Dr David Appleby of the University of Nottingham.

The Civil War Petitions Project

Dave Appleby spoke to the Seminar in 2016 on the subject of the British Civil Wars and the Restoration. Since then he has joined with Professor Andy Hopper at the University of Leicester in a major, AHRC-funded project on Civil War petitions, entitled ‘The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars’.  

The first half of the Seminar will examine what petitions were, what they tell us about people caught up in the Civil Wars, and where the project is heading over the next few years.                        

In the second half, Dave will present material from the Civil War Petitions project on the theme of ‘Nottinghamshire women in the Civil Wars’.

This will feature various Nottinghamshire women and their experience in the Civil Wars, from the literate and relatively high-born Lucy Hutchinson to the illiterate and unknown Rose Oldershaw of Nottingham.

We are back in our usual room,  A18-19 in Lenton Grove !

The room will be set out to allow participants to space themselves conveniently. All cups, plates etc will be disposable/recyclable items. There will be hand sanitizers on the table and masks will be worn. If you do not feel comfortable with these arrangements, please do not attend.

We would be grateful if you would follow University guidance to ensure our events are as safe as possible: 

•        Participants should not attend an event if they are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms on the day of the event

•        If you develop symptoms during the event, or start to feel unwell, you should isolate from other participants and return home safely as soon as possible

•        Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance to buildings and at the refreshment stand

•        Face coverings should be worn at all times except, of course, when taking refreshments.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Seminar!

Free tea, coffee, biscuits … and scholarship.


University of Nottingham, Lenton Grove

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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