Hue and Cry: 1,000 years of crime and punishment in a Kent village
A history talk by Alex Ferris
Tuesday 30th January 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Textus Roffensis - The first written English Laws
For our first meeting of the year we welcomed Alex Ferris who spoke of his research at the Smarden Heritage Centre into how justice and punishment has changed over the centuries.
We learnt how the ‘Big Society’ of Saxon England worked and how the Kentish Laws (Textus Roffensis) of King Ethelbert were the first laws to be written down around 600AD.
Tuesday 27th February 2018 'Death and Funerals of Hanoverians' by Dr John Reuther