The Alehouse in Tudor and Stuart Devon

Zoom.  A joint DHS/Exeter Branch of the Historical Association event.

Speaker:  Mark Hailwood, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History, University of Bristol


Tavern scene, 1658 – David Teniers

The pub is often seen as a timeless feature of English cultural life. But it too has a history, and in this talk Dr Mark Hailwood will detail the ways in which publicans and patrons had to fight off hostility from Church and State to first establish the ‘local’ as a community hub in the Tudor and Stuart period. It was a battle that took place across England, but this talk will take us inside some Devon alehouses from that time to see how the rise of the pub played out locally. If you are heading to the pub over the Christmas period, this talk should help to get you in the mood!

Free to DHS & Exeter HA members, £4.00 for non-members.

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