FEAG talk 'Searching for the Anglo-Norman criminal' by Alyx Mattison

05.09.2019 7:15 pm


Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Searching for the Anglo-Norman criminal: how the Conquest affected capital punishment and deviant burial practices’ by Alyx Mattison
Thursday 5th September 2019 at 7:15pm
Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UA
In this talk Alyx will present some of the highlights of her research on the archaeological and historical evidence for changes in judicial punishment and the funerary treatment of criminals evident around the time of the Conquest and explore the possible motivating factors. Alyx Mattison is interested in the funerary archaeology and judicial history of early medieval England, in particular the Norman Conquest. She recently completed her PhD on this topic at the University of Sheffield, using evidence from both historical documentation and previously excavated cemeteries from the late Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman periods.
All welcome. Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.