Secrets Revealed: You Rang M’Lord? Historic Houses & Country Estates of South Gloucestershire
This presentation will look at the records of some of the great country houses of South Gloucestershire. These powerhouses were often key players in national politics and while the personal records of the families and their relations tend to receive most of the attention, we’ll be looking at the more mundane elements – the unseen archives that show what lay behind the grand mansions and what allowed them to function at an everyday level, how their country estates were managed and how they could dominate local life.
These estates often left behind a wealth of archives including building plans, images, numerous sets of accounts and various other records – so we will hopefully find a bit of everything from the Lord’s lunch down to the laundry maid’s clothes pegs.
This monthly series of leisurely lunchtime learning sessions are great for those who are new to learning about the past and for those passionate about history, keen to expand their knowledge on a given subject in a focused session.
Led by experts at Gloucestershire Archives they are easy to digest, laced with humour and full of headline facts and context information ready to unlock an the secrets of a time gone by.
Secrets Revealed are live Zoom seminars that bring together a community of people with a shared interest in history, heritage, culture and their importance in today’s world.