Events

Events

Since its inception in the 1940s, The Barnet Society has organised a variety of events to stimulate, educate, agitate and entertain its Members.

We hold a series of talks, walks, and visits throughout the year, as well as a regular question-and-answer session with the MP for Chipping Barnet and an AGM in May or June.

The Society will also help publicise events organised by local groups and organisations.

To suggest events for inclusion send details to events@barnetsociety.org.uk

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Event

John of Gaunt
Title:
John of Gaunt
When:
23 March 2019, 13:30 h - 15:30 h
Where:
St John The Baptist - Barnet, Hertfordshire
Category:
Talks

Description

John of Gaunt - Architect of the Wars of the Roses

John of Gaunt (1340 to 1399)
Duke of Lancaster

  • Third of five surviving sons of King Edward III
  • Brother of Edward ‘The Black Prince’
  • Really the son of a Ghent butcher?
  • Participated in the 100 Years War
  • Styled himself as King of Castile
  • Greatest landowner in the north of England
  • Owner of more than 30 castles and estates across England and France
  • His taxation policy led to the Peasants' Revolt of 1381
  • Seen as the founder of the House of Lancaster
  • Started the Beaufort Bloodline
  • Friend of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer
  • On his death, his son, now disinherited, was branded a traitor and exiled
  • Buried in St Paul's Cathedral
  • His grave and monument were destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666

Speaker : Mike Ingram (Historian, Author, lecturer and Tour Guide) Chair of the Northampton Battlefields Society

PRICE : £6 Non-Member £3 Members
Voluntary ‘money-in-hat’ donations towards Tea/Coffee and Cake/Biscuits are greatly appreciated

Saturday 23rd March 2019

1:30pm to 3:30pm

St John the Baptist Church Barnet
Junction of High Street and Wood Street
Chipping Barnet
Hertfordshire
EN5 4BW

Annual Membership : Adult (single) £12
Children (16 and under) £8
Family £18

Venue

St John The Baptist
Location:
St John The Baptist - Website
Street:
Wood Street
Postcode:
EN5 4BW