BACAS: Medieval Bath
Thu 12 October 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Following on from his talk last year on the Saxon period, Steve Pratt takes the story of Bath forwards. By the time of the Norman invasion Bath had attained Royal city status with a monastery and baths famous throughout the young country of England.
After 1066 the city continued to grow with an abbey built on top of the Saxon monastery and the hot baths revived. Bath then became an important centre for the wool and cloth trade with the town granted a market charter in 1189 increasing its wealth and power.
Steve Pratt is a Bath Mayor’s Guide who has studied the history of Bath for many years specialising in the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval periods.
This talk is organised by Bath & Counties Archaeological Society (BACAS), with an admission charge of £4 for members, and £5 for the general public. Pay on the door. For more details please see the BACAS website here.